The police on Friday arraigned a 20-year-old student, Andrew Dominic, before a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court over alleged theft of gas cylinder.

Dominic, a resident of Kubwa Village in Abuja, is facing a two-count charge of trespass and theft, but he pleaded innocent.

The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that one Mr Azubike Chidebere ‎reported the case at the Kubwa Police Station on April 23.

Olanipekun said that the accused trespassed into the complainant’s compound and stole his gas cylinder worth N12, 000.

He said that Dominic was caught while attempting to escape with the cylinder.
The prosecutor submitted that Dominic had been convicted for a similar offence in the past.

He noted that the offences contravened Sections 342 and 287 of the Penal Code.

The Judge, Mohammed Marafa, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Marafa held that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case until June 18 for hearing.

Tolani Giwa

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