Herder docked for allegedly stealing 6 car batteries

A herder, Dahiru Musa,21, on Tuesday appeared  in a Karu Grade I Area Court for allegedly stealing six car batteries and cable wires.

The defendant, who rears cattle and resides at Tudun Fulani, Kugbo, Abuja is charged with joint act and theft.

The Prosecution Counsel, Ayotunde Adeyanju,  told the court that  the complainant, Odinaka Ukachukwu of Kugbo Mechanic Village, Abuja reported the matter at the Karu Police Station on May 5.

He said that the defendant and two others, at large, also stole one cell phone.

During Police investigation, he said, two car batteries were recovered, while all efforts to recover other items, failed.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 79 and 288 of the Penal Code.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

The Judge, Inuwa Maiwada, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 and one surety in like sum.

Maiwada adjourned the case until Sept. 6 for hearing (NAN)