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21yrs-old trader under detention for stealing cell phone in Abuja

By News Desk

An Upper Area Court sitting in Gwagwalada area of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, has ordered that a 21-year-old trader, Babagana Mohammed, be remanded in Suleja Correctional Centre for allegedly snatching a cell phone from another resident in the area.

The police charged Mohammed who lives in Angwan Azara, Abuja with with criminal force and extortion, adding that the action contravenes provision of the country’s constitution.

The presiding judge, Sani Umar, during the proceeding on Wednesday adjourned the case until Sept. 15, for further hearing.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel Abudullahi Tanko, told the court that the complainant, Gold Roland of Giri, Abuja reported the matter to the police on August 27.

Tanko said that the defendant snatched the complainant’s Infinix Hot 10 worth N60,000. The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 263 and 291 of the Penal Code. Tanko prayed the court not to admit the defendant to bail on grounds that he was an habitual offender.

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