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Trader in court for allegedly refusing to pay N76,000 electricity bill

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The police on Thursday arraigned a trader in a Grade I Area Court in Mpape, Abuja, for allegedly refusing to pay N76,000 being accumulated bill to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company.


Clement Ogar, 39, of Mpape, Abuja, is charged with cheating.

The Prosecution Counsel, Stanley Nwaforaku,  told the court that  the defendant who  lived in the complainant, Ms Rashidat Aliyu’s house and refused to pay electricity bill of N76, 000.

Nwaforaku  alleged that the defendant moved out of the complaint’s house without her knowledge.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 322 of the Penal Code.

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

The Judge, Salihu Ibrahim, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum.

Ibrahim adjourned the case until March 4 for hearing.

Edited By: Bola Akingbehin/Sadiya Hamza



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