A 34-year-old businessman, Habibu Ishaku, on Thursday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Kaduna, for reportedly stealing one-hundred bags of salt and seventy-three bags of flour worth three-hundred thousand naira.
The police charged Ishaku, who resides in Tudun Tukur Area of Kaduna State, is charged with shop breaking and theft.
The prosecution counsel, Insp. Chidi Leo, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Oct. 31 at the Sabon Gari Market, Kaduna State. He told the court that the matter was reported by the complainant, Ibrahim Danladi of Kings Road Sabon Gari Zaria at the State Criminal and Investigation Department (SCID) for investigation.
Leo alleged that the defendant broke into the complainant’s store located at Sabon Gari Market Kaduna and stole one-hundred bags of salt and seventy-three bags of flour, he alleged that the defendant was arrested by a security man at the market when he went back in to steal more goods from the shop.
Leo said, the offence, contravened the provisions of sections 333 and 271 of the Penal Code Law of Kaduna State, 2017. Magistrate Benjamin Hassan admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of two-hundred thousand naira each, with two sureties each in like sum.
Hassan ordered that the two sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Kaduna State Government The magistrate adjourned the case until Nov. 27 for hearing.