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Man, 28, In Court Over Alleged Car Theft

The Police on Thursday arraigned a 28-year-old man, Chinedu Victor in a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court over alleged car theft.

The defendant of Zuba, Abuja was docked over a charge of theft.

The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun told the court that one Orshio Teraemen reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on Sept. 14.

He said the defendant acted in a dubious manner and used a master key to open the complainant’s Toyota Corolla car valued N650, 000 on the said date.

He further said while the defendant attempted to move the said car, he was chased and arrested adding that the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

The defence counsel, Moses Ugwummadu made a bail application for his client pursuant to Sections 35 and 36 of the 1999 Constitution urging the court to grant bail in the most liberal terms.‎

The prosecutor however opposed the bail request saying that the defendant had the likelihood of committing the same crime because he allegedly has a master key.‎

The judge, Abdulwahab Mohammed granted the defendant N500, 000 bail with two reliable sureties of which one must be well known in the community.

He adjourned the matter until Oct. 22, for hearing.

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