27-year-old Woman In Court For Allegedly Stealing Itel Phone

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A 27-year-old woman, Blessing Chuks, was on Friday, May 15, arraigned before an Ogbeson Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin, for allegedly stealing Itel W5504 Phone from a Female pastor

The defendant is being tried for stealing.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Charity Asemota, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb 15, at 2nd Obareware street, Off Upper Mission Road, Benin in the Ogbeson Magisterial District of Edo.

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Asemota alleged that the defendant did stole the Itel phone valued N58,000 of Rev Jossy Ibhas

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. 11, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable in Edo.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge, adding that she picked the phone on the ground.

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According to her, “I did not steal the phone but, I picked it up from the ground”

The Chief Magistrate, Prince Mutairu Oare however admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

The Chief Magistrate said the surety must be responsible.

He then adjourned the case until June 9, for further hearing.

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At the time of filing the report, the defendant has not perfected her bail application.

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