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Scavenger in court for allegedly being in possession of stolen lamp pole

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A 26-year-old scavenger, Abubakar Jamilu, on Thursday appeared in a Karu Grade I Area Court, Abuja,  for allegedly being in possession of iron lamp pole, suspected to be stolen.

Jamilu, who resides in Nyanya, Abuja, is charged with one count of being in possession of property  suspected to be stolen.

The Prosecution Counsel, Vincent Osuji, told the court that the complainant, Stephen Shuaibu who resides in Karu, FCT,  reported the matter at the Karu Police Station, on July 27.

He alleged that, while on duty on Karu Court road, he caught the defendant with an iron lamp pole, knife and two solar halogen lights.

Osuji said that during police investigation, the defendant could not give a satisfactory answer as to how he got the items.

 The offence, he said, contravened  the provisions of Section 319(a) of the Penal Code.

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

The judge, Sani Mohammed, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one  surety who must be reliable and reasonable.

Mohammed ordered that the surety must reside within the jurisdiction of the court and adjourned the case until Sept. 11, for hearing. 

edited by Sadiya Hamza

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