.Trader on trial for stealing
A Sharia court in Kano State has remanded a 28-year-old man, Fahad Salisu, in prison custody, over alleged mischief.Salisu was charged for mischief, contrary to Section 363 of the Kano State Sharia Law.The prosecutor, Corporal Ahmed Magawata, told the the court that on September 29, one Umar Haruna of Rimin Kebe Quarters, Kano, reported the case at the Zango Police Division in Kano.The report said that on the same date, Salisu of Zakirai Quarters, fought with one Abdulrahman Gambo.The report revealed that in the process of fighting, Salisu pushed Haruna’s bottle of palm oil, valued at N1,300, as a result of which it got broken and the palm oil poured away.When the charge was read out to the accused, he pleaded guilty.Qadi Abubakar Ayagi ordered the accused to be remanded in prison and adjourned the case to October 27, for mention.
In Nasarawa State, the Police have arraigned one Mustapha Garba, 20, of Orange Market, Mararaba, in a Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada, on a two-count-charge of criminal conspiracy and theft.
The prosecutor, Corporal Friday Adaji, told the court that on October 12, one Jarfar Gabriel of Tudun Wada Mararaba, reported the case at the ‘A’ Division Police Station, Mararaba.
Adaji said the complainant reported that on the same date at about 6.30 p.m., while he was coming back from work, on getting to Mararaba Junction, the accused came close to him and removed his Itel phone from his pocket valued at N12,000.
He said the accused also removed his wallet which contained his National ID, two ATM cards and N3,000.
The prosecutor added that after the suspect took the phone and wallet, he immediately handed it over to one Abdullahi, who is now at large, before he was arrested.
He said that the offences contravened the provisions of sections 97 and 288 of the Penal Code.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and the Judge, Albert Maga, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
Maga adjourned the matter till October 23, for hearing.