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Man, 43, in court over alleged phone extortion



A 43-year-old man, Adebayo Adeosun, was, on Thursday, arraigned before a New Karu Upper Area Court, sitting in Nasarawa State, for allegedly extorting a cell phone worth N120,000.

The defendant, a resident of Kuje, FCT, was charged with extortion, an offence he, however, denied committing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Christian Michael, told the court that the defendant was arrested and brought to the New Nyanya police station on May 5.

Michael said that the defendant deceitfully and criminally collected a Vivo cell phone, valued at N120,000, from one Angel Indagulu, of New Nyanya, Karu, Nasarawa State.

He said the defendant claimed that Indagulu was owning him the sum of N80,000.

The offence, according to the prosecutor, contravenes Section 292 of the Penal Code.

The Judge, Evelyn Otusha, however, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000, with one surety in like sum.

She, thereafter, adjourned the case till May 31 for hearing

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