A Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Thursday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a security guard, Adamu Umaru over failure to appear for trial without any reason.
The police charged the defendant with theft.
Delivering a ruling, Magistrate Ibrahim Yusuf, also revoked the bail granted to the defendant.
Yusuf ordered that hearing notice be issued to the surety to show cause why he should not forfeit the bail bond and adjourned the matter until Nov. 4 for hearing.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Abudullahi Tanko, told the court that the defendant was not in court and prayed the court to revoke his bail grant and issue a warrant of arrest on the defendant.
Tanko told the court that the surety was not also in court to explain why the defendant was absent.
He prayed the court to exercise its discretion on the matter.
The police alleged that the complainant, Mr Ojile Joseph, who resides in old Kutunku Gwagwalada, FCT, reported that the defendant on Oct. 28, 2019 stole a Bajaji motorcycle worth N94,000.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 286 of the Penal Code. (NAN)