The Police on Wednesday arraigned three men before an Abakaliki Magistrates’ Court in Ebonyi for alleged house breaking and stealing.
The defendants, Arinze Nwetuba, Mnaduabuchi Nwozaku, and Nwanga Nnaemeka, whose home addresses were not provided, are facing a five-count charge of stealing, conspiracy and burglary.
They however pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor, Insp. Sabastine Alumona , told the court that the defendants and their accomplices now at large, committed the offences on Sept. 12 at Agugede Azuinyaba in Ishielu Local Government Area of the state.
Alumona alleged that the defendants broke into the complainant, Chinedu Ogbonna’s apartment and stole one Infinix Android phone valued N65,000
He said the defendants “damaged five allumaco windows glasses valued at N300,000 and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 451 of the Criminal Code Cap 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State 2009.”
The defence counsel, Mr. Marshal Ogbu, urged the court to grant his application for the bail of the defendants in the most liberal terms.
The Magistrate, Mrs. Blessings Chukwu, adjourned the matter until Oct. 10 for consideration of the bail application
Court remands man for allegedly stealing cold room compressor
A Sharia Court in Kano State on Wednesday ordered that a 25-year-old man, Ahmed Abdulkadir who pleaded guilty to stealing a cold room compressor unit worth N60,000 be remanded in a correction centre.
The police charged Abdulkadir, who lives in Fagge Quarters, Kano, with theft.
The Judge, Malam Umar Lawal-Abubaka, adjourned the matter until July 25 for summary trial.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Abdullahi Wada told the court that the complainant, Nura Muhammed who also resides in Fagge Quarters, reported the matter at the Fagge Police Station, Kano, on July 6.
Wada alleged that the defendant, entered into the complainant’s shop and stole the compressor unit.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.
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Jigawa High Court judges begin annual vacation
Jigawa State Chief Judge, Justice Umar M. Sadiq has approved July 10 for the commencement of annual vacation for the State High Court.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Director, Publicity and Protocol Matters, Jigawa State Judiciary, issued to newmen.
The statement said the High Court Judicial staff would resume work on Monday, September 11, 2023.
He said the vacation is under the Provision of Order 45 Rule 5(1) of the Jigawa State High Court Civil Procedure Rules (Subsidiary Legislation) Cap. H-2, laws of Jigawa, 2012.
“Given the above, by the Provision of Jigawa State High Court 2022/2023 Legal Calendar, all High Court Judges shall be on vacation from Monday, 10th July, 2023, to Friday, 8th September, 2023 and resume work on Monday, 11th September, 2023,” he said.
He said that during the vacation period, Justice Mustapha Bello Adamu of High Court No 9 Hadejia would serve as the Vacation Judge and sit at High Court Complex, Dutse.
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