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Police arraign scavenger for allegedly receiving stolen bicycles



The police in Abuja, on Thursday, arraigned a 25-year-old scavenger, Mubarak Isya, for allegedly receiving stolen bicycles.

Isya of Kubusa Partake area of Abuja is facing trial before a Lugbe Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, charged with receiving stolen property.

The prosecution counsel, Mr Stanley Nwaforaku told the court that one Mr Mohammed Aliyu of Durumi, Abuja, reported a case of theft at the Durumi police station against one Peter Elisha and Ali Hassan on Dec. 17.

Nwaforaku said that during police investigation, Elisha and Hassan confessed to stealing the bicycles belonging to one Mr Jonah Izuka and selling it to the defendant.

The prosecutor said that when the defendant was later arrested, he admitted that he bought the bicycles from Elisha and Hassan.

Nwaforaku said that the offence contravened section 317 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The judge, Malam Aliyu Kagarko, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.

Kagarko ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and must produce reliable means of identification.

He adjourned the matter until Feb. 16 for hearing.

Ugochi Joy Ugochukwu

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