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Man, 32, docked for allegedly stealing property worth N9m in Ebonyi

A 32-year-old man, Itumo Sunday, appeared before an Abakaliki Magistrates’ Court on Thursday for allegedly stealing property worth N9,900,000 million from a storehouse.

Sunday, whose address was not provided, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, breaking in, and stealing.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The prosecutor, Insp Bassey Okon, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in April 2023 in Abakaliki, Ebonyi capital.

Okon said the defendant broke into the storehouse of the complainant, Mr. Nwakpu Ikechukwu, and stole his property.

According to him, the defendant, Sunday, and others now at large broke into the storehouse and stole iron rods valued at N9,900,000 million, the property of Nwakpu Ikechukwu.

The prosecutor noted that the offence was punishable under Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 33, Vol. 1 of the Ebonyi 2009 Laws.

The defense counsel, Mr. Ebere Orie-Adagba, prayed the court to grant the defendant bail.

The magistrate, Mr. Ojemba Isu-Oko, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 and a surety in like sum.

Isu-Oko ordered that the surety must be a resident within the court’s jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case until April 17 for a hearing. (NAN)

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