Police arraign man over alleged theft of N6.8m vehicle

A 39-year-old man, Mahmud Danladi, was arraigned on Thursday in a Kaduna chief magistrates’ court for allegedly stealing a car worth N6.8 million.

Mr Danladi, who resides at Gobarau Street, along Yakowa Way in Kaduna, is facing one count charge of stealing.

The Prosecutor, Inspector. Chidi Leo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence at Millennium City Kaduna, on Nov. 15.

According to Mr Leo, on the same date at about 5:00p.m, the defendant dubiously made away with the complainant’s Rav 4 Toyota car valued at N6.8m from where it was parked.

He stated that the defendant tried to escape with the said car but was chased by good Samaritans and apprehended.

Mr Leo said that the car belonging to one Alhaji Farouk Sanusi, was recovered from the accused person.

The prosecution said the offence contravened Section 217 of the Penal Code of Kaduna State, 2017.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.

Mr Emmanuel ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and produce means of identification.

He adjourned the matter until December 20, for hearing.


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