Businesswoman in court for allegedly stealing 26 bags of charcoal



A 33-year-old businesswoman, Obiageri Kenneth, on Tuesday appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, for allegedly stealing 26 of charcoal.

The police charged Kenneth, who resides in Gwagwalada, FCT, with theft.

The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Abudullahi Tanko, told the court that the , Kalsoro Joseph of plot 383 back of Gwagwalada, Abuja reported the matter at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Gwagwalada on Jan. 6.

Tanko said that the kept 70 of charcoal beside the fence of the defendant’s house.

He said that the defendant ordered some boys to move the charcoal to the other side of the road.

The prosecution said that the later discovered that there were only 44 instead of the 70.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The defence counsel, Mr Tayo Ogunjide, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

Ogunjide cited section 36 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and sections 158 and 162 of the Administration of criminal Justice Act (ACJA), 2015 to support his claims for bail.

The Magistrate, Mr Yusuf Ibrahim, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of 200,000 with one surety in like sum and must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

He ordered that both the defendant and surety must provide a valid means of identification to the satisfaction of the court.

Ibrahim adjourned the until April 6 for hearing. (NAN)