Andrew Dominic, a 20-year-old student, has been docked by a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court for allegedly stealing gas cylinder worth N12, 000. The defendant was said to have trespassed into the complainant’s compound, where he was apprehended while trying to escape.
Police prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that one Azubike Chidebere reported the case at the Kubwa Police Station in Abuja on April 23. Olanipekun said that the offence contravened Sections 342 and 287 of the Penal Code.
He said that the defendant, who was arraigned before the court on Friday, had been convicted of similar crime in the past.
The Judge, Mohammed Marafa, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum. He said the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
The case was adjourned till June 18, 2018 for hearing.