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2 labourers docked for allegedly stealing block moulders



Two labourers were on Wednesday, docked in a Kado Grade I Area Court in Abuja, for allegedly stealing a block moulders worth N165,000 from a block industry.

The police charged Gabriel Akelemor, 36, of Jiwa, Abuja and Idris Joseph, 42, of Gwarinpa, Abuja with criminal conspiracy and theft.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Stanley Nwafoaku, told the court that on May 3 at about 1:20 p.m., Mr Osayande Osemuegie, of Kubwa Abuja, reported the matter at Life Camp, police station.

Nwafoaku said that at about 7p.m the complainant worked into his block factory located at Paradise Junction, Life Camp and saw Joseph picking up plastic block moulders.

He told the court that Osemuegie questioned Joseph on his actions and he confessed that Akelemor sent him to the site to pick up the plastic moulders for him.

Nwafoaku said during police interrogation, the defendant’s admitted to the crime.

The offence, he said, contravenes the provisions of sections 97 and 287 of the Penal Code Law.

The Defence Counsel, Mr Simon Cornelius, made an oral bail application, citing Section 36 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and Section 158 of Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015, assuring that the defendant’s would not jump bail, if granted.

The Judge, Malam Muhammed Wakili, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety each in like sum.

Wakili ordered that the sureties must provide a BVN print out, a recent passport photograph and a valid identification card, which must be verified by the court registrar.

The judge adjourned the matter until June 22 for hearing.

Talatu Maiwada

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