Adeka Michael, a 20-year-old mechanic, has been arraigned at a Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court in Aso Pada, Nasarawa State, for allegedly trespassing and stealing one carton of Indomie noodles.
Michael, a resident of Yelwa in Mararaba, is facing a two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft.
The prosecutor, Agabi Auta, told the court that the defendant, who pleaded not guilty, committed the offences on August 28 at Mararaba.
He said the matter was reported by Saidu Kabiru of Kano Street, behind NEPA office, Mararaba, at ‘A’ Divisional Police Station, Mararaba.
Auta alleged: “About 3:30 pm., the defendant trespassed into the complainant’s shop at Mararaba.
“When the complainant stepped out, the accused stole a carton of Indomie noodles, valued at N3,500 and his phone of N12, 000.’’
The prosecutor said the complainant caught the accused with the items.
The offences contravene sections 287 and 348 of the Penal Code.
The judge, Mr. Albert Maga, granted the defendant bail at N50,000 with one surety.
He adjourned the matter till September 25 for hearing.