Jos Upper Area Court remands 2 women over allege breach of trust




The Upper Area court Kasuwan Nama, Jos, Tuesday, remanded two market women over an alleged criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The suspects, Mrs.Grace Mbazu (45) and Christy Garba (38), were arraigned before Judge Lawal Suleiman, in a suit filed by the commissioner of police Plateau State Command.

Having taken their plea of an alleged conspiracy and cheating as contained in the police First Information Report (FIR), said one Mrs. Joy Charles, had reported to Jos Area Command of the police, that in December, 2020, Mrs. Grace and Christy, have conspired and collected, one bag of crayfish, 7 Jerry cans of palm canal, 7 bags of rice and 1 bag Ogbono, totaling N322,500.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the alleagations.

The counsel to the defence, Uche Ukeze, applied for their bail, but was opposed by prosecution counsel Uchang Ibrahim, on the ground that the accused are in the habits of; “cheating other people, and have similar suit against them.”

Judge Suleiman, ordered that they should be remanded in Jos correctional center, pending hearing of the bail application on 20/01/2021.

He further adjourned the matter to 18/2/2021, for hearing in the substantive suit.

In another suit between Commissioner of Police, verses Grace Mbazu and Christy Garba, one Mrs.Blessing Ignatius alleged that they the duo defrauded her.

They were alleged to have on 17 December, 2020, collected 5 bags of garri, totaling N115,000, and collected the bank account number of the complainant but refused to pay the money.

The First Information Report (FIR), alleged that the act contravened section 59, 297, 307 and 294 of Plateau State panel code.

Counsel to the defendants also applied for their bail, but was opposed by prosecution counsel ASP Uchang Ibrahim.

Judge Suleiman also ordered that they should in the Jos correctional center, pending hearing of the bail application on 20/01/2021 and further adjourned the matter to 18/2/2021, for hearing in the substantive suit.

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