Po­lice ar­raign ma­son in court over bur­glary

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Emma Elekwa

Po­lice in Dutse have ar­raigned a 32-year-old ma­son be­fore an Abuja Grade 1 Area court for al­legedly break­ing into the house of one re­tired AirCom­modore Peter Eke in Dutse, Bwari Area Coun­cil of the FCT.

Do­minic Odoh of Zone 1, Dut­sen Al­haji, was charged with crim­i­nal tres­pass, house break­ing, mis­chief and at­tempt to com­mit theft.

The po­lice pros­e­cu­tor, Kelechi Echendu, told the court that the com­plainant, of Gal­adima, Abuja, re­ported at the Kubwa Po­lice sta­tion, on Septem­ber 27 that he re­turned from church to dis­cover that the ac­cused had gained en­trance into his house through a hole he cre­ated through the fence.

He said the ac­cused used an in­ter­lock­ing block to break the alu­minum win­dow and dam­age the win­dow’s bur­glary proof with an in­ten­tion to steal.

Ac­cord­ing to the pros­e­cu­tor, the ac­cused took to his heels when he was seen by one Mo­hammed Adamu, but was later ar­rested along Kubwa ex­press­way fol­low­ing a hot chase, adding that the com­plainant spent the sum of N62,000 to re­pair the dam­aged fence and win­dow.

When the charges were read to the ac­cused, he pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N20,000 by the judge, Mo­hammed Marafa with one rea­son­able surety who must be res­i­dent within the court’s ju­ris­dic­tion.

The case was ad­journed to Oc­to­ber 27, for hear­ing.

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