5 men in court over alleged N.5m theft

Five persons on Wednesday appeared before a Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano over alleged of 500,000 and clothing materials.

The defendants are: Saminu Mamman, 22; Nasiru Salisu, 23, Isama’il Inusa, 21, Naziru Bala, 29, and Abdulkarim Mohammad, 26, all of Dakata Quarters in Kano metropolis.

The suspects dragged to the court by the police on three count charge of criminal conspiracy, house breaking and .






The Prosecution Counsel, Ms Zainab Ahmad, told the court defendants committed the offence on Aug.10, at about 12.00 a.m. at Custom Barracks Hadejia , Kano.

Ahmad alleged defendants conspired with two others now at large and trespassed the house of one Mr Ruben situated at Custom Barracks Kano.

She alleged defendants carted away dresses, belongings and 500, 000 in the house.







The listed the items to three pairs of new sandals, three pairs of used sandals, two pairs of new cover shoes, one pair of used cover shoe and a kit box.

Other items seven sets of clothes, a wrist watch, bedsheets and uniform materials.







According to the prosecution, the offence contravened sections 97, 346 and 287 of the Penal Code.

The defendants, however, pleaded to the charges.

The trial judge, Senior Magistrate, Fauziya Sheshe, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of 300,000 each.

She adjourned the case until Oct. 5, for mention. (NAN)