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Court remands 5 applicants for allegedly attacking businesswoman, stealing iPhone



A Minna Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that five applicants, who allegedly attacked a businesswoman and stole her IPhone X, valued at N350,000 be remanded in correctional facility, to enable the police complete investigations into the matter.

The police charged Mansur Abubakar, Nura Ibrahim, Mohammed Ndagiman, Kamal Aminu and Mohammed Umar with criminal conspiracy, trespass, force and assault, causing hurt, defamation of character, possession of dangerous weapons and theft.

Magistrate Murtala Ibrahim, who gave the order, adjourned the matter until Sept. 27 for trial.

Earlier, the Police Counsel, Cpl.  Aliyu Malami, told the court that the accused persons broke into the house of the complainant, Hajiya Aisha Mohammed at Bosso, Minna with a cutlass which they used to attack and injure her.

Malami alleged that the defendants also called the complainant and her sister prostitutes.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 97, 348, 265, 264, 392, 103 and 288 of the Penal CodeLlaw.

When the charges were read to them, they all pleaded not guilty.

Edited by Nick Nicholas/Sadiya Hamza

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