Transport official docked for allegedly causing N9, 000 loss for rail coy



A transport official, Ogochukwu Shittu, on Thursday appeared in a Grade I Area Court, Kubwa, Abuja, allegedly N9,000 the Nigerian Railway Corporation  (NRC).

The police charged Shittu with cheating and abetment.

The Prosecution Counsel, John Okpa told the court defendant instigated two passengers to board a train without making payments to any ticket checker at the Kubwa train station on March 1.

Okpa said the defendant with intent to wrongful , instigated Habiba Abba and Abubakar Ahmed to commit the act while Insp Godspower Onoganeya, who was attached to the Kubwa train police station, was on duty.

He added police train escort commander swung into action and arrested the passengers.

The prosecution counsel said during police , the defendant confessed to the crime thereby   the Nigeria Railway wrongful of N9, 000.

He said offence contravened the of sections 323 and 85 of the Penal Code.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

The defence counsel, Abdulaziz Salami  prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms, citing Section 162 and 158 of the Administration of Act (ACJA).

The judge, Adamu, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one reasonable surety in like sum.

Adamu ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and present means of identification.

He adjourned the case untill April 12 hearing.(NAN)