The police on Wednesday arraigned 22-year-old Isiaka Ibrahim, in a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for alleged attempted extortion.
Ibrahim, whose address was not given, is charged with attempted extortion of money from members of the public.
The prosecutor, Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that the defendant and one other now at large committed the offence on Oct. 31, at about 9.30 p.m.
Ukagha alleged that a police patrol team led by Insp. Kawo Ndakwu, attached to the Utako Police Station Abuja, arrested the defendant in a black spot by Mabushi pedestrian bridge, Abuja.
She said during police investigation the defendant could give a satisfactory account of himself.
She said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 95 of the penal code.
The defendant however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Judge, Alhaji Inuwa Maiwada, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50, 000, with a reliable surety in like sum.
Maiwada ordered that the surety must live within the court’s jurisdiction.
The Judge adjourned the case until Nov.27 for hearing. (NAN)