A certain man was on Tuesday arraigned before an FCT Upper Area Court, Gudu, Abuja for purchasing allegedly stolen empty bottles of beer.
The accused, Yusufu Mohammed of Kabusa village, was arraigned on a count charge of dishonestly receiving stolen property from one Sabiu Abdulraham.
During court hearing, the judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted the accused bail in the sum of N20,000 after he had denied committing the offence.
Kagarko also held that the defendant must provide one surety that must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and then adjourned the case till May 11 for hearing.
The prosecutor had told the court that one Ogbona Collins of Kabusa village, reported the case at the Kabusa Police Station on Feb. 14.
He said that a case of theft was reported against one Sabiu Abdulraham, while the case was later transferred to Apo Police Station.
The prosecutor further revealed that the police investigation showed that the defendant purchased 30 empty beer bottles from Abdulraham, knowing that they were stolen.
He said that the defendant purchased the bottles for N300, adding that the offence contravened Section 317 of the Penal Code.