Businessman docked over alleged sale of substandard phone



Businessman docked over alleged sale of substandard phone


Abuja, Sep. 11, 2020 The Police on Friday arraigned a 30-year-old businessman, Braimah Abdulmumini, at Wuse Zone 6 Magistrates’ Court over alleged sale of substandard phone.

Abdulmumini, who resides at Gwagwalada, Abuja is standing trial on a two-count charge of joint act and cheating.

The Prosecutor, ASP Peter Ejike, told the court that one Chris Eze, Chairman GSM Village, Wuse Zone 1, Abuja reported the matter at Wuse Zone 3 Police Station on July 24.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendant and five others at large conspired and collected a laptop from a customers under the pretence of giving him an iPhone in exchange.

Ejike said that the defendant gave the customer an inferior phone.

“But when the customer discovered that the phone was substandard, he returned it to the defendant with an intention to collect his laptop back.

“The defendant collected the phone and promised to return the laptop but absconded,’’ he said.

The prosecutor said that during police investigation, the defendant admitted to having sold the phone and laptop and converted the money to his personal use.

According to him, the offences contravene the provisions of sections 79 and 322 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Omolola Akindele admitted the defendant to a N200,000 bail and two sureties in like sum.

Akindele ordered that one of the sureties must be residing within the jurisdiction of the court and should deposit a valid means of identification, which must be verified by the court registrar.

She adjourned the matter until Oct. 5, for hearing.

Edited By: Debo Oshundun/Abdulfatah Babatunde
Source: NAN



Businessman bags 1 year imprisonment for attempting to defile 10-year-old



A Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Monday sentenced  Nnamdi Francis, a businessman, to one year imprisonment for attempting to rape a 10-year-old girl.

The police charged Francis with two counts of  felony to rape and procurement of a minor.

The convict admitted committing the offence and begged the court for leniency.

Chief Magistrate Omolola Akindele,  however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N10,000 option of fine.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Peter Ejike told the court that the complainant,  Lattus Stephen, of No 8, Bala close, Adewusi Estate, Dakwa, Abuja reported the matter through a written petition to the office of the AIG Zone 7, Abuja on Aug. 21.

Ejike also said that on the same date, the convict intentionally lured the girl to his bedroom and attempted to defile her.

The offence, he said,  contravened the provisions of sections 95 and 275 of the Penal Code.

Edited By: Franca Ofili/Sadiya Hamza
Source: NAN

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Cashier in court for allegedly stealing N500,000 from employer



A 28- year-old cashier, Hamod Oluwaseun, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N500,000 belonging to his employer.

The defendant, who lives at 8, Solomon Ogunshuba St., Dalemo, Ogun State, is being tried on a lone-count charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the offence was allegedly committed between 2019 and June 2020 at Dejol Bun Venture Limited, situated at 27, Clem Road, Ijaiye, Lagos.

Akeem alleged that during the course of auditing , N500,000 was not remitted into the company’s accounts and the defendant could not account for it.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Chief Magistrate O. l. Adelaja admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Adelaja, adjourned the case until Oct. 12 for mention.

Edited By: Moses Solanke/Sadiya Hamza
Source: NAN

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2 men in court over alleged theft of N18.6m of roofing sheets



Two men – Sunday Ugwoke, 24 and Auwal Suleiman, 35 – were on Monday arraigned in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged theft of roofing sheets worth N18.6 million.

The accused who reside in the Apapa area of Lagos were arraigned on a two-count charge of  conspiracy and theft.

The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Kehinde Ajayi, told the court that the defendants committed the offence in July between 2.00p.m. and 7.00p.m. in Apapa, Lagos.

Ajayi alleged that the defendants who worked on Wharf Road, Apapa, stole the 20ft container of  roofing sheets belonging to Mr Chidi Adiligwo, their employer.

She said the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 411 and 287(5)(b) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

Section 287(5)(b) of the law stipulates seven-year jail term for offenders.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, A.O. Ajibade, admitted them to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

She said one of the sureties each must own a landed property and adjourned the case until Oct. 10, for hearing.

Edited By: Emmanuel Nwoye/Ejike Obeta
Source: NAN

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Police arraign 2 over alleged unlawful possession of firearm



The  police on Monday arraigned two persons – Joseph Adole  and Samuel Ikoji  – both aged 24, before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged unlawful possession of a gun and ammunition.

The defendants, whose addresses were not stated, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition.

They, however, pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, ASP Kehinde Ajayi, told the court that the defendants conspired to commit the offences  on July 26, at 2.40p.m. at Odonia in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

Ajayi said that the defendants possessed  a pistol  and ammunition without a licence, adding that they could not  give a satisfactory account of them.

She said that the offences contravened Sections 330(d) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Section 330(d) provides for seven years jail term for unlawful  possession of arms and ammunition.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Ajibade, granted each of the defendants bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

She directed that  one of their respective  sureties  must be a blood relation.

Ajibade adjourned the case until Oct. 15 for substantive  hearing.

Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Ijeoma Popoola
Source: NAN

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