The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 22-year-old mechanic, Yusuf Abdulaziz, in a Barnawa Customary Court, Kaduna, for allegedly stealing N30,000.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Zaradeen Umar told the court that on Feb. 10, one Babangida Usman, of Black Gold Orientation Camp, Kaduna, reported the case at the Barnawa Police Station.
According to Umar, on Feb. 9 at about 10.00a.m., the complainant and his friend, Nabib Ishaku, obtained a pass from the orientation camp to go into Kaduna town in order to update their ATM cards.
The prosecutor said that on reaching Barnawa branch of GT Bank for the ATM card update, they met the defendant who offered to help them get a hotel to lodge as it was late for them to go back to the camp.
He said that the defendant got them a hotel behind the bank and while they were sleeping in the night, the defendant broke into the hotel room and stole their wallet.
“The defendant stole the wallet which contained their national ID card, two ATM cards and N30,000 cash”, he said.
The prosecutor alleged that after the defendant took the wallet, he immediately handed it over to one Abdullahi, who is now at large before he was arrested.
He said that the offences contravened the provisions of Sections 271 of the Penal Code.
The defendant pleaded not guilty, while the judge, Mr Dauda John granted him bail in the sum of N50, 000, with one surety in like sum and adjourned the matter until Feb. 28, for hearing. (NAN)