Court remands welder, 25, for breaking into shop



A MINNA Magistrates’ Court on yesterday ordered the remand in prison custody of a 25-year-old welder, Saminu Yau, for breaking into a shop.

The accused was arraigned in court on a two-count charge of shop breaking and attempt to commit an offence, contrary to sections 347 and 95 of the penal code.

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Suleiman Mohammed, told the court that one Lami Suleiman reported the matter at the station.

Mohammed said that the complainant alleged Yau broke into her shop at Kontagora Plaza with the intention to steal, but was arrested by a good Samaritan, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

When the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded guilty.

He told the court that he had broken into the shop with the intention of stealing money to offset the hospital bills of his ailing father.

The prosecutor, thereafter, prayed the court to try him summarily in line with section 157 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Magistrate Hafsat Abdullahi, however, reserved ruling in the case to enable the court meet with the family members of the accused

Abdullahi adjourned the case till June 25, 2015.

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