Police arraigned three for receiving stolen property
The Police on Wednesday arraigned three men in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates Court in Abuja for allegedly receiving stolen property.
The accused, said to be all businessmen, are Kabiru Lawal, Abubakar Shehu and Mubarak Mohammed.
They are standing trial on a one-count charge of receiving stolen property.
The prosecutor, Oyeyemi Adeniyi, told the court that one Sa’ad Abubakar of Alibert Nig. Ltd, Abuja, reported the matter at the Wuse Police Station on May 18.
Adeniyi said that sometimes between January and March, the accused received some carpets from one Augustin Bako and five others who are now facing trial in the same court.
He said that the accused collected the carpets knowing well that they were stolen property of Alibert Nig. Ltd.
Adeniyi said that Lawal, the first accused, received 30 carpets; Shehu, the second accused, received 20 carpets while Mohammed, the third accused, received 40 carpets.
He claimed that during investigation, some of the carpets were recovered from the accused having admitted committing the offence.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened section 317 of the Penal Code.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The magistrate, Teribo Jim, granted them bail in the sum of N100,000 each with one surety each in like sum.
Jim, who ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, adjourned the case till June 22 for hearing.
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