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Court remands 4 friends over hard currency theft

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A Grade I Area , Karmo , Abuja, on Thursday, ordered  that four , who allegedly stole 600 dollars, 325 Euros and N140,000 be remanded in prison, pending hearing in bail application.

The judge, Mr. Inuwa Maiwada, remanded Esther  and Victor Yohanna, Izu Obi and Ibrahim Abubakar,  who reside in Abuja. They were charged with joint act, theft and mischief. Maiwada, then, adjourned the case until June 3, for hearing in written bail applications.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Ijeoma Ukagha, told that Mr. Mohammed Ahmed, of NAF Base, Airport Road Abuja, reported the matter at the Utako Police Station, Abuja, on March 28.

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that the defendants, and others at-large, broke into Ahmed’s Toyota Corolla which was parked in front of his house in Jabi, Abuja.

She told that the defendants also stole three mobile phones valued at N1 million, ATM cards of different banks and other valuables.

Ukagha said during police investigation it was discovered that one of the defendants, Abubakar, and others at-large, transferred N2m to Esther’s GTB account.

the offence contravened the provisions of sections 79, 288 and 327 of the Penal Code.

Earlier, Mrs. Charity Nwosu, counsel to the defendants, dame an oral application for their bail on the most liberal terms.

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Ukagha opposed to the bail due to the prevalence and sensitivity of the offence. (NAN)

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