20 year old man slammed bail of #50,000 for stealing phone worth #6000

20 year old man slammed bail of #50,000 for stealing phone worth #6000

Accused of stealing a phone worth N6,000 and N1,000 cash, a 20-year-old man has been slammed a N50,000 bail in an Egor Magistrates’ Court in Benin.

Joshua Innocent, the accused, was brought before the court by the Police in Benin alleged for allegedly stealing one Itel mobile phone and cash from one Akpobome Blessing.

Cpl. Ayo Augustine, the Prosecutor, reportedly informed the court that the accused with others now at large, committed the offence on Nov. 25, at Ekosodin Quarters, Benin.

Augustine while stating the items found on the accused, he said the accused stole one Itel handset valued at N6,000 and N1,000 cash from their victim.

Also adding that the accused had one HP laptop without receipt in his possession at the time he was arrested which was also suspected to be stolen.

Augustine brought it to the notice of the court that the offence contravened section 390 (9) and 430 of the Criminal Code.

Mr innocent had pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

Mr F.E. Akhere, the Magistrate, granted the accused person N50,000 bail and a surety in like sum who must be gainfully employed.

Akhere adjourned the case till Dec. 12 for hearing.


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