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Court remands driver over alleged house breaking

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A Kabusa Grade I Area Court, sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday ordered that a commercial driver, Ibrahim Yinusa, accused of breaking into a businessman’s house and injuring a security guard, be remanded in prison,

The  Judge, Ibrahim Kagarko, ordered that the defendant be remanded in Keffi Prison, Nasarawa State.

Kagarko adjourned the case until July 4, for hearing.

The  police charged the defendant, with others at large, with three counts of criminal conspiracy,  house breaking and causing physical hurt.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mahmud Lawal, told the court that the defendant broke into the house of Mr Yinka Emmanuel, who lives on Jubilation Comfort Estate Kabusa, Abuja on June 5.

Lawal said the defendant was arrested with three cutlasses, a yellow rope, Techno phone, a wallet containing the identity card of one Mr Ade Isaac, ATM card and N13, 500 by Estate security guards.

He noted that during police investigation, the  defendant admitted to inflicting physical injury on one of the security guards with his cutlass.

Lawal said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 97, 288 and 241 of the Penal Code.

edited by Sadiya Hamza

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