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Men Arraigned For Allegedly Stealing Goats And Fish In Ebonyi

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Mohammed Abdul

An Abakaliki Magistrate Court has arraigned three persons namely Mbam Oliver, Mbam Igbogu and Chukwuemeka Nwovu for allegedly stealing two goats and fishes.

It was gathered that the accused persons allegedly committed the offences on November 3, 2019, at Igidiagbo Okpotumo community, in the Abakaliki Local Government Area.

Naija News learnt that the accused broke into the house of Mr. Godwin Nwogboga and made away with his two goats and they also burgled into the house of Mrs. Cecilia Nwaji and robbed her of her fishes.

According to the Police Prosecutor, Barr Eze Ndubuaku, the offense was punishable under sections 516A (a), 411 (a) and 390 Criminal Code, Cap. 33 Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.

He, therefore, read the charge, “that you Mbam Oliver Mbam Igbogu and Chukwuemeka Nwovu on the 3rd day of November 2019 at Igidiagbo Okpotumo, Abakaliki in the Abakaliki Magisterial District did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit: Burglary and stealing and thereby committed an offense punishable under section 516A (a) of the Criminal Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.”

“That you Mbam Oliver Mbam Igbogu and Chukwuemeka Nwovu on the 3rd day of November, 2019, at Igidiagbo Okpotumo, Abakaliki in the Abakaliki Magisterial District did break and enter into the house of one Cecilia Nwaji and Godwin Nwogboga by night time with intent to commit felony therein and thereby committed an offense punishable under section 411(a) of the Criminal Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.”

“That you Mbam Oliver Mbam Igbogu and Chukwuemeka Nwovu on the same day, time and place in the aforesaid Magisterial District did steal two goats worth Sixty Five Thousand Naira (N65,000.00) and fish worth Fifteen Thousand Naira (15,000.00), properties of one Godwin Nwogboga and Cecilia Nwaji and thereby committed an offense punishable under section 390 of the Criminal Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.”

The Chief Magistrate, Nnenna Onuoha did not grant them bail because she said the offense, having been committed in the night, made it difficult for the court to exercise its discretion, vis-a-vis to grant bail to the accused.

She concluded that the accused persons should be remanded at Nigerian Correctional Centre, Abakaliki and other inventory be transferred to the Director of Public Prosecutions in the state for screening and further advice.

The case was therefore adjourned till January 6, 2020.