Armed bandits handcuff security guard, occupant at Kubwa
Man begs wife to forgive neighbours over phone theft
Two persons on Monday survived a robbery attack when a group of armed bandits handcuffed them in their residence in the Federal Housing area of Kubwa, a satellite town of the FCT.
Police source said that the victims, a security guard and a brother to the owner of the house were indoors when the robbers stormed the place around3.15am that Monday.
The source said the robbers had gained entrance into the security post, and were tying the security guard with a rope when the brother of the house owner, on hearing the noise, came out to find out what was wrong.
“They were still tying both of them with the rope when a neighbor, retired captain quickly placed a distress call to the police that some hoodlums were operating in the neighborhood” it added.
According to the source, the arrival of the police patrol team almost immediately the distress call was placed prevented the hoodlums from gaining access to the apartment.
Daily Trust however, learnt that none of the suspects were arrested at the scene by the police. A middle-aged woman has asked an Abuja Grade 1 Area court to terminate the case filed against her neighbours who stole her Samsung cell phone, following a request by the husband to forgive them.
Alifat Mukaita, a 28-year-old student, and Alhaji Dominic, a 33-yearold builder, all of Dutse Makaranta, were charged with joint act and theft, offences contrary to sections 79 and 287 of the Penal Code.
The police prosecutor, Arziki Kaura, had told the court that the complainant, Jessica Yough, of same address, on September 15, reported at the Dutsen Alhaji Police Station, of how the accused, on September 15, stole her Samsung cell phone valued at N87, 000.
He said he gave the said phone to one Alhaji Dominic of same address, who, in turn, sold the same phone to an unknown person, now at large, at the rate of N10,000, adding that both accused persons admitted committing the offence during police investigation.
When the matter came up in court, the judge, Mohammed Marafa, struck out the matter following the complainant’s request that she had forgiven them at the instance of the husband’s appeal.
Similarly, the same court, struck out a case of a 27-year-old electrician accused of converting a laptop belonging to one Kemi Adeyi to his own use.
Ugan Simon of Kubwa village was charged with criminal misappropriation, offence that contradicts section 309 of the Penal Code.
The police prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that the complainant, of Gbazango, on September 8, reported at the Kubwa police station, of how the accused, sometime in September, 2013, deceived her and collected her compact laptop valued at N75,000 and converted it to his own use.
He said all efforts to recover the said item from the accused proved abortive.
When the case came up in court, the judge, Mohammed Marafa, struck it out at the request of the complainant who said she had forgiven him, based on neighbours’ intervention.
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