Man In Court For Purchasing Stolen Empty Beer Bottles

One Yusufu Mohammed of Kabusa village, Abuja, was on Tuesday arraigned in an FCT Upper Area Court, Gudu, for purchasing allegedly stolen empty bottles of beer.

Mohammed was arraigned on a count charge of dishonestly receiving stolen property from one Sabiu Abdulraham.

He denied committing the offence, while the judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted him bail in the sum of N20,000.

The judge also ordered the defendant to provide one surety that must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and adjourned the case till May 11 for hearing.

Prosecutor Urom Out, had told the court that one Ogbona Collins of Kabusa village, reported the case at the Kabusa Police Station on Feb. 14.

He said that a case of theft was reported against one Sabiu Abdulraham, while the case was later transferred to Apo Police Station.

Otu said that police investigation revealed that the defendant purchased 30 empty beer bottles from Abdulraham, knowing that they were stolen.

He said that the defendant purchased the bottles for N300, adding that the offence contravened Section 317 of the Penal Code.