2 men appear in court for alleged theft of tricycle engines

Two men, Isah Yusuf, 34, and Mohammed Shehu, 31, on Tuesday, appeared at a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Kaduna for allegedly stealing two tricycle engines.

The defendants, both residents of Ungwan Shanu in Kaduna, are standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft.

The prosecutor, Insp Leo Chidi, had told the court that the matter was reported by one Suleiman Dogo of the same address with the defendants at the police force headquarters, Kaduna, on Aug. 21.

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He said that on the same date at about 4 p.m., the defendants trespassed into his house and stole two tricycle engines he kept for somebody, the value  of which is yet unknown.

Chidi said that during police investigations, the defendants confessed to have committed the offence.

“After a thorough search was conducted in the defendants’ room, some other tricycle parts which are yet to be valued were recovered from their possession,’’ he said.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Sections 59 and 270 of the Kaduna State Penal Code, 2017.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The magistrate, Mr Ibrahim Emmanuel, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

He ordered that the sureties must reside within the jurisdiction of the court and adjourned the matter until Sept. 25 for hearing. (NAN)

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