Three men docked for conspiracy, theft

Three men – Shanisadeen Mohammed, 27, Sadiq Mohammed, 25, and Ifeanyi Bernard, 18, were on Tuesday arraigned in a Mararaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Nasarawa State, for allegedly stealing two cell phones.

The defendants are facing a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and theft.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Samuel Okoro, told the court that the accused persons committed the offences on July 3, at about 8:00 p.m.

Okoro said that the matter was reported at the Sani Abacha Police Station by one Daniel Ogundare.

He added that on the same date, the first accused (Mohammed) who has a business centre where they charge phone, collected two cell phones valued at N32,500 from the complainant to charge for him.

The prosecutor added that Mohammed conspired with the second accused (Sadiq), who took the phones and gave them to the third accused (Bernard), who absconded with the cell phones.

He said that the cell phones were not recovered from the defendants by Ogundare.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 97, 312 and 287 of the Penal Code.

All the defendants denied committing the offences, while the Chief Magistrate, Mr Patrick Epu, granted them bail in the sum of N100, 000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

The case was adjourned until Aug. 2 for hearing.

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