Magistrate’s Court in Minna remands man in jail over cheating


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A Minna Magistrate’s Court ordered one Nasiru Bello’s jail remand, standing trial for alleged cheating.

Bello faces a two-count charge of criminal infringement of trust and cheating, contrary to sections 312 and 322 of the law of the penal code.
The Prosecutor for Police, Insp. Aliyu Yakubu, told the court that on Sept. 2 at the Maitumbi station, one Shehu Abubakar reported the matter.

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Aliyu quoted the complainant as alleging that he entrusted his Bajaj motorcycle, valued at N240, 000, with the accused person for commercial purpose on Aug. 21.

He said that the accused person claimed the motorcycle was snatched on the same day without any concrete evidence.

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When the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor thereafter prayed the court for adjournment to enable the police complete its investigations into the matter.

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