See What Policeman Allegedly Stole That Landed Him In Court

See What Policeman Allegedly Stole That Landed Him In Court

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A policeman, Saidu Muhammed, has been arraigned in Katsina, northern Nigeria for allegedly stealing and selling 1,074 walkie-talkies entrusted in his care.

A policeman, Saidu Muhammed, has been arraigned in Katsina, northern Nigeria for allegedly stealing and selling 1,074 walkie-talkies entrusted in his care.

According to a report published by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the accused officer is the Communications Officer of the Katsina State Police Command and was arraigned at a Chief Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 23 June, 2014.

The report stated that Mr. Muhammed, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, is charged with “breach of trust by servant.”

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It was gathered that the police prosecutor, Okolo Usman, told the court that the command entrusted 1,500 walkie-talkies in the care of Muhammed in his capacity as O/C Communications on July 8, 2013.

And when the command conducted a stock of the items, it was discovered that only 426 walkie-talkies remained.

Usman said the officer confessed during investigation that he stole and sold 1,074 pieces to one Mr Chucks in Abuja at the cost of N1,500 each.

However, Muhammed pleaded not guilty to the charge  brought against him.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Nuradeen El-Ladan, before adjourning the case to 10 July, 2014, for further hearing, granted the accused person bail in the sum of N50,000 and two sureties in like sum.

El-ladan said each surety must possess a landed property within GRA in Katsina and must be indigenes of the state. 


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