MAN DISAPPEARS WITH “FRIEND’S VEHICLE” WHILE TAKING HIM FOR A RIDE
A Magistrates’ Court in Wuse Zone 6, Abuja on Wednesday sentenced an applicant, Bashir Sani, to six months in prison for stealing a vehicle belonging to the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS).
The police charged Sani along with two other defendants, Hussaini Ibrahim and Abubakar Abdullahi with two counts of criminal conspiracy and theft.
While Sani, the first defendant pleaded guilty, Ibrahim and Abdullahi, the second and third defendants pleaded not guilty.
The magistrate also admitted the second and third defendants to bail of N500,000 each and two reasonable sureties in like sum.
Chimada adjourned the case until Oct. 22 for hearing.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, S.I Nwafoaku told the court that the complainant, Bartholomew Michael, a driver with NRCS reported the matter at Durumi police station on Sept. 4.
The prosecutor added that Sani came and convinced Linus to give him the vehicle’s keys in order to take them both for a ride in the vehicle.
Nwafoaku averred that when they got somewhere and Linus got out of the vehicle to ease himself, Sani zoomed off with the vehicle.