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Dismissed Policeman who burgled Jonathan’s house gets N7m bail

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A dismissed sergeant, Musa Musa, who was among three policemen who allegedly involved in former President Goodluck Jonathan’s house theft was arraigned in Abuja, on Tuesday.

It will be recalled that the accused, who alongside others allegedly burgled the former president’s house at 89, Fourth Avenue, Gwarimpa district, Abuja, stole items, including furniture, television sets, air-conditioner units, refrigerators, and others, valued at N30m.

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The police arraigned Musa before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Wuse, during which he pleaded not guilty to the crime. Thereafter, he was granted bail by the Chief Magistrate, Mabel Segun-Bello, in the sum of N7m with a surety in like sum.

The Chief Magistrate in her ruling said, “Until the court is sufficiently satisfied and convinced by available materials placed before it to deny the bail of the accused, his right to bail must not be denied. There is no material before the court to support the submission by the prosecution that the allegations of house breaking, mischief and theft, contrary to sections 358, 326 and 288 of the Penal Code Law, Cap 89 Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963, is of national importance and national security. In the absence of such evidence before the court, the accused should be tried strictly on the basis of the allegations against him.”

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According to the bail conditions, Musa must provide a surety, who must be a civil servant of any grade with identifiable address in Abuja.

 

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