The offense contravened the provisions of Section 309 of the Penal Code. An 18-year-old electrician, Godwin Daniel, was arraigned in an Upper Area Court, Gwagwalada Abuja for alleged criminal misappropriation.
The police charged Daniel who lives in Gbessa village, Abuja with criminal misappropriation.
The prosecution counsel, Abdullahi Tanko, told the court that Amachi Mercy of the same address reported the matter at Kuje police station on April 20.
Tanko said that sometime in February the complainant’s Tecno cell phone worth ₦80,000 got missing along Sauka-Gbessa Road Abuja.
He said that during the police investigation, the phone was traced and recovered from the defendant.
The prosecutor said that the offense contravened the provisions of Section 309 of the Penal Code.
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The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
According to the Penal Code, whoever commits criminal misappropriation shall be punished with imprisonment for a term that may extend to two years or with a fine or both.
The judge, Abdullahi Abdulkarim, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of ₦50,000 with one surety in like sum.
Abdulkarim ordered that the surety must reside within the jurisdiction of the court and adjourned the case until June 29 for a hearing.