The police on Tuesday in Abuja arraigned a 35-year-old mechanic, Emmanuel Udo, and 36-year-old surveyor, Ahmed Suleiman, in a Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court for criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and theft.
The police prosecutor, Cpl. Emmanuel Adikwu, told the court that Amaefala Chimezie of Lungi Street, off Cairo Street, Wuse 2, Abuja, reported the matter at the Maitama Police Station on July 18.
Adikwu said that when Udo and Suleiman were asked to tow some buses belonging to Global Resource Nig. Ltd from Maitama to Lugbe, they stole three gear boxes valued at N1.2 million, from the buses.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 97, 312 and 287 of the Penal Code.
If convicted, the accused, who pleaded not guilty, are liable to seven years in prison or fine or both.
Counsel to the accused, Mr John Chindu, prayed the court to grant his clients bail on liberal terms.
Citing Section 36 of the 1999 constitution, Chindu said his clients are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The Magistrate, Mr Shuaibu Usman, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N1 million with one surety each in like sum.
Usman ordered that the sureties must reside within the jurisdiction of the court and adjourned the case to Oct. 16 for hearing.