Two men, Stephen Zogo and Samson Waje, were on Thursday, brought before a Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, for alleged theft and receiving stolen property.

The duo were standing trial on a three-count charge of criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property, contrary to sections 327, 270 and 302 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law.

The prosecutor, Insp Esther Bishen, told the court that one Deshi Ngwan, a resident of Binzom, reported the matter at the station on June 1.

Bishen said the complainant alleged that Zogo trespassed into his house and stole six doors, two cartoons of tiles and two shovels, all valued at N165,000.

She told the court that the defendant later sold the stolen items to the second defendant, Waje.

When the charges were read to the defendants, they both pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, thereafter, prayed the court for adjournment to enable the Police call its witnesses to prove its case.

In his ruling, Magistrate Michael Bawa, granted N100,000 bail to the defendants with two sureties each in like sum.

Bawa adjourned the matter until June 10 for hearing.


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