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Driver in court for allegedly stealing Toyota Hilux belonging to the Federal Ministry of Water Resources

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  A 35 year old man Stephen Ndukwe on Wednesday appeared in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates Court in Abuja for allegedly stealing a Toyota Hilux belonging to the Federal Ministry of Water Resources The police charged Ndukwe who resides at No 35 Road IA Federal Housing Estate Lugbe Abuja with theft He however pleaded not guilty to the charge The Prosecutor M O Odor told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb 11 at the Federal Ministry of Water Resources Old Secretariat Garki Abuja where the vehicle was parked Odor alleged that the Toyota Hilux pick up had registration number FG 501 A25 He said that the defendant during investigation admitted taking the vehicle to his former resident without authorisation Odor added that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 289 of the Penal Code The Defence Counsel Constance Akbadolu prayed the court to grant his client bail in most liberal terms The Chief Magistrate Linda Chidama admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500 000 with a surety in like sum She adjourned the case until Jan 20 2020 for hearing Edited by Tayo Ikujuni Sadiya Hamza NAN
Driver in court for allegedly stealing Toyota Hilux belonging to the Federal Ministry of Water Resources

Stephen Ndukwe

A 35-year-old man, Stephen Ndukwe, on Wednesday appeared in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court in Abuja, for allegedly stealing a Toyota Hilux belonging to the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.

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The police charged Ndukwe, who resides at No. 35, Road IA, Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe, Abuja, with theft.

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He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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Federal Ministry

The Prosecutor, M.O. Odor, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb. 11, at the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Old Secretariat, Garki, Abuja, where the vehicle was parked.

Toyota Hilux

Odor alleged that the Toyota Hilux pick-up had registration number FG 501 A25.

He said that the defendant during investigation admitted taking the vehicle to his former resident without authorisation.

Penal Code

Odor added that the offence contravened  the provisions of Section 289 of the Penal Code.

Defence Counsel

The Defence Counsel, Constance Akbadolu, prayed the court to grant his client bail in most liberal terms.

Chief Magistrate

The Chief Magistrate, Linda Chidama, admitted the defendant  to bail in the sum of N500,000 with a surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case until Jan. 20, 2020 for hearing.

Edited by Tayo Ikujuni/Sadiya Hamza (NAN)

 

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