A 23-year-old labourer, Mustapha Ahmed, on Tuesday appeared in a Senior Magistrates’ Court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, for allegedly stealing two wheelbarrows.
The accused is charged with one count of theft.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Francis Tanko, told the court that Mr Mohammed Nafiu and Mr Ada Nura, both of Mabushi Village,
Abuja, reported the case at Wuse Market Police Station.
He alleged that one of the wheelbarrows was recovered in the accused’s possession and he confessed committing the offence.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened section 287 of Penal Code.
The accused pleaded not guilty and denied the offence.
The Magistrate, Mrs Chinyere Nwecheonwu, admitted the accused to bail for N20, 000 with a surety.
She ordered that the surety must have a means of livelihood and submit proper identification to the court’s registrar.
Nwecheonwu adjourned the case until April 28 for further hearing. (NAN)