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Surety docked for allegedly aiding offender to escape



A 40-year-old man, Abubakar Bello, who allegedly allowed a defendant to escape, on Wednesday appeared in a Grade I Area Court, Karshi, Abuja.

The police charged Bello, who resides at Kurudu, Abuja, with screening of an offender, an offence he denied committing.

The Prosecution Counsel, Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court that a written petition against the defendant was received at the Karu Police Area Command, Abuja on April 14.

In the course of police investigation, he alleged that Abubakar,  (the offender) was released to the defendant on police administrative bail.

The offence, he said, contravened and is punishable under Section 167 of the Penal Code Law.

The judge, Anas Isah, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N2m with two reliable sureties in like sum.

Isah adjourned the case until July 31, for hearing.

edited by Sadiya Hamza