Police arraign woman for stealing boyfried’s laptop in Abuja

Report gathered that a 36-year-old woman, Mariam Bello, appeared before a Wuse Zone 6 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Friday for allegedly stealing his boyfriend’s laptop worth N150,000.
The accused person was arraigned by the police before Senior Magistrate Njidekah Duru, on a two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft.
She, however, denied committing the offence.
Prosecutor Musa Abdullahi told the court that the matter was reported by one Audu Jerry of Berger Quarry Area, Mpape, Abuja, on March 28.
Abdullahi, said that the accused broke into her boy friend’s house and made away with his HP laptop valued at N150, 000.
He said that the accused was not arrested at the scene of the incident, but during police investigation, the missing items were found in her custody.
The prosecutor further said the accused during police interrogation admitted committing the crime.
The offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.
The Magistrate, however, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000 with a surety in like sum.
He ordered that the surety must be a person with a reasonable means of livelihood and resident within the court’s jurisdiction.
Duru also said that the surety must submit two of their
recent passport photographs each in court.
He further ordered that the surety addresses should be verified by the prosecutor and the court register before the accused would be release.
He adjourned case till May 12 for hearing.


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