By Chinwekene Emeka-Abah /Seyi Adio
The Enugu East Magistrate Court on Wednesday remanded one Onyebuchi Nwatu, 22, in jail custody for allegedly stealing a pump motion rifle with six rounds of reside cartridges.
The suspect, who’s dealing with a two depend cost bordering on stealing and housebreaking, additionally allegedly stole N400,000 belonging to 1 Linus Ugwu.
The prosecuting counsel, Mr Chima Nwachwukwu informed the court docket that the defendant allegedly dedicated the offences on Dec. 21, 2017 at Ndiolo Village, Nchatancha, Emene in Enugu East Local Government Area.
The prosecutor mentioned that the rifle belonged to a vigilance group in the neighborhood.
Nwachwukwu mentioned that the offences had been opposite to part 495(a) of the felony code, Cap 30 vol. ii legal guidelines of Enugu State and was punishable beneath the identical act.
The prices had been learn and the defendant pleaded not responsible.
The Magistrate, Mrs C.R. Nwoye mentioned that the court docket had no jurisdiction to strive the defendant or grant him bail.
Nwoye mentioned the witnesses talked about within the matter would pay a nice of N100,000 every in the event that they failed to look in court docket.
The Justice of the Peace nevertheless, transferred the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for mandatory documentation and adjourned until Feb. 9, 2018.