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Two Mechanics Arraigned Over Alleged Theft Of N4.6 Million

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By George Kajo, Makurdi.

Two persons, Mr Manger and Terhemba Atagher have been arraigned before a Makurdi Upper Area Court for alleged conspiracy and theft of N4.6 million from a customer.

Prosecution told the court that on the 20th of last month, Mr Igbadoo Nyajo reported to the police that he went to First Bank, Gboko with his friend, Mr Joseph Tyokoo and withdrew the sum of N4,632,000 and kept same into his pick up van.

According to the complainant, on their way home, he passed to a repair shop belonging to the accused persons; saying he left the van with them to a nearby shop to buy a recharge card.

However, on return, he discovered that the money was allegedly stolen by the accused persons.

During police investigation, the two accused were arrested for allegedly committing the offence.

When the case came up, the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges while prosecution stated that investigation into the matter was ongoing and asked for another date.

Counsel for the accused persons, Barr. G.H. Aondoana applied for the bail of his clients, saying they will not jump bail or temper with police investigation.

Ruling, the Judge, Mr. Vershima Hwande granted bail to each of the accused persons to the sum of N100,000 and two surety at same amount and adjourned the case to the 20th of February next month for further mention.

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