Benjamin Ayuba, a 29-year-old dry-cleaner, has been arraigned before a Kubwa Grade 1 Area court, sitting in Abuja, for allegedly selling his customer’s clothes, worth N119, 000.
John Okpa, the Police prosecutor, told the court that one Abubakar Abdullahi of Department of State Service, DSS, FCT Command, reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on August 3.
He said that the defendant dishonestly sold the said clothes and converted the money to his personal use.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 312 of the Penal Code.
The defendant however pleaded “not guilty” to the charges of criminal breach of trust preferred against him.
Anenin Enabosi, the defence counsel, urged the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms, assuring the court that a reasonable surety would be provided.
Abdulwahab Mohammed, the trial judge, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000, with one surety in like sum, that must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
The case was adjourned till September 17 for hearing.