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Shoemaker in court for receiving stolen bags of fish feeds

A cobbler, Osas Salam 33, on Thursday appeared in an Upper Area Court Zuba, Abuja, for allegedly receiving stolen bags of fish feed worth N240, 000.

The police charged Salam with receiving stolen property.

The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Chinedu Ogada, told the court the matter was reported to the police by the complainant, Festus Lawal on July 2.

Ogada said that Amana Salam, the security guard at the complainant’s fish pond, stole some fish feeds worth N240, 000 on different occasion and sold it to the defendant.

The prosecutor told the court that in the course of the investigation, the defendant was arrested but all efforts made to recover the stolen items failed.He added that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 317 of the Penal Code.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor prayed the court to grant him a date to open the case.

The judge, Gambo Garba, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 and a surety in like sum. On

He ordered that the surety must have reasonable means of livelihood and must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

The judge adjourned the case until Aug. 25 for a hearing. (NAN)

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