Court Asks Man To Pay N1 Million For Stealing Female Magistrate’s Phone

A magistrate court in Abakaliki has granted a 20-year-old boy who stole a magistrate’s phone bail of 1 million Naira with one surety in like sum.

Report had it that Obiemezie Chiekezie snatched the magistrate’sphone, Mrs Ezeugo Esther while she was jogging along Nna Street in the Udensi area of state capital around 5 . 30 am when the suspect snatched the phone from her and ran away.

It was gathered that efforts to trace the suspect proved abortive on the day of the incident , until Wednesday when he was eventually tracked down by men of the Nigeria Police Force . Chiekezie was consequently arraigned on one count of stealing , on Friday.

The Police Prosecutor , Mr Sabastine Alunona , told the court that the offence was punishable under Section 402 (A) of the Criminal Code Cap . 33 , Vol . 1 , Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria , 2009 .

No bail application was made on the suspect ’ s behalf as he was not represented by any defence counsel.

But in her ruling , the Chief Magistrate , Mrs Nnenna Onuoha , granted him bail in the sum of N1 m , with one surety in like sum.

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