Two 26-years-old men, Idoga Idogo and Ojo Obafemi, have been arraigned before a Grade I Area Court in Karu, Abuja for allegedly beating and stealing their neighbour’s N47,900.
The defendant are standing trial on four charges of joint act, criminal force, assault and theft which contravened Sections 79, 266 and 287 of the Penal Code.
The prosecutor, Ade Adeyanju, told the court that the defendants and another at large reportedly committed the offences on June 2 and 3 at Kurudu Village in Abuja
Adeyanju alleged that the defendants had conspired with a man simply called “Bad Major”, now at large, accosted the Complainant, Felix Attah and forcefully collect his handset and smashed it on the ground.
The two Abuja men, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were arraigned in court.
After listening to the prosecutor’s argument, Mr Inuwa Maiwada, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200,000 each with one surety each in like sum.
He also ruled that the defendants should sign a bond to maintain peace with their neighbours.
“The sureties must provide a utility bill, identity card, statement of accounts, which must be verified by the court and the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.” the Judge added.
Maiwada subsequently adjourned the case till October 13, 2021, for mention.