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Man in court over alleged theft of customer’s tyres

The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 312, 322 and 288 of the Nasarawa State penal code.

• February 22, 2024
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The police on Wednesday arraigned a 30-year-old man, Badamasi Saidu, in a magistrate’s court, New Karu, Nasarawa State, over alleged theft of two tyres belonging to his customer.

The defendant, who is into car wheel balancing and resides at Calvary Road, Mararaba, was charged with criminal breach of trust, cheating and theft.

He, however, denied committing the offences.

The prosecutor, Mr Shehu Ndam, told the court that the defendant was arrested on February 14 following a report by the complainant, Sylvia Ugochi.

He said, “The complainant alleged that she entrusted some tyres to the defendant to sell, but that he stole two tyres, valued at N116, 000. The complainant also alleged that goods worth N3 million had been stolen from her shop.’’

He said the offence contravened sections 312, 322 and 288 of the penal code.

The Judge, Godiya Bawa, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 and one surety in like sum, and adjourned the case until March 8 for hearing.


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