The police on Thursday arraigned one Paul Ogor before a Kubwa Senior Magistrates’ Court in Abuja on a two-count charge of house-breaking and theft.
Police prosecutor, Sandra Oparaugo, told the court that one Immalusi Silas, a security man at St. Bartholomew Anglican Church, Kubwa, reported the case to the police on October 1.
Oparaugo said that on the same day, the accused allegedly broke into an office in the said church and stole two sets of computer valued at N150, 000, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
“He was arrested while trying to escape from the crime scene,” Oparaugo said, adding that the offence contravened Sections 346 and 286 of the Penal Code.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The prosecutor, however, requested for an adjournment to enable the police to prove their case.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Simisola Adeniyi, adjourned the case to October 19 for hearing and granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
She ruled that both sureties must reside within the jurisdiction of the court while one of them must be a civil servant.