Court remands butcher over alleged iron rod theft

A Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, on Thursday ordered the remand of a 24-year-old butcher, Bashar Adam, at a correctional centre for alleged theft.

The defendant, whose house address was not provided, is being tried for alleged mischief and theft.

The Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps’ prosecutor, Marcus Audu, told the court that the complainant, Badamasi Ibrahim, reported the matter at the corps’ office in Kafanchan on October 16.

Mr Audu alleged that the defendant vandalised the complainant’s truck parked at Magajiya Street and allegedly removed six square irons as well as the truck’s wiring.

He also alleged that members of a vigilance group apprehended the defendant and handed him over to the NCDC operatives.

He told the court that the offence contravened the Kaduna State Penal Code Law. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Michael Bawa, ordered the defendant to be remanded in a correctional centre.

Mr Bawa adjourned the matter until November 21 for hearing.


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