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Police arraign man for alleged theft of iPhone in Benue



The Police Command in Benue on Monday arraigned one Emmanuel Terese at a Makurdi Upper Area Court 2 for alleged criminal conspiracy, trespass, house breaking and theft.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp Veronica Shaagee, told the court that the case was reported at the ‘E’ Division Police Station Makurdi by Ms Lois Audu of Mercy Yilase Street, Gyado Villa, Makurdi on Nov. 10.

Shaagee alleged that the defendant (Terese) of Rice Mill, Makurdi, conspired with one Sunday Agbo, now at large and broke into the complaint’s house and stole her iPhone valued at N200,000 and her foot wears valued at N35,000.

The complaint was asleep at the address when her window net was torn and her iphone stolen by the alleged thieves, acccording to the prosecutor.

“Three days after, the suspects broke into her house in her absence and stole her foot wear valued at N35,000.”

The prosecutor said that Terese and Agbo were, however, seen by a witness.

She said that during investigation, Terese was arrested and confessed to the crime while Agbo is still at large.

She said that the accused contravened the Penal Code Law Cap 124 (2004) of Benue State.

Shaagee said investigation into the matter was ongoing and requested for additional time to complete it.

However, the accused denied the allegations leveled against him.

The Magistrate, Mr Vershima Hwande, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum who shall be a civil servant with a fixed address.

Hwande adjourned the case until Dec. 20 for further mention.


Emmanuel Antswen

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