By Bosede Olufunmi
The Police on Tuesday, arraigned a 57-year-old businessman, Abdulhadi Dahiru, before a Sharia Court in Kano for allegedly selling a camel without the owners consent.
Dahiru, who lives at Koki Quarters, Kano, is facing a three-count charge of criminal breach of trust, cheating and mischief.
The prosecutor, Insp. Abdullahi Wada, told the court that the complainant, Isah Kassim, who also resides at Koki Quarters, reported the matter at Fagge Police Station, Kano, on July 3.
Wada said that Kassim entrusted seven camels with the defendant with an agreement that six should be sold while the last was intended to be offered as meat for the owner’s mother.
The prosecutor alleged that when the complainant later asked for the remaining camel, the defendant informed him that he had sold it at the rate of N250,000.
He further told the court that when the complainant asked that the money from the sale of the camel should be transferred to his account, the defendant failed, having converted the money to his personal use.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened the provisions of Sections 202 and 206 of the Penal Code.
When the charge was read to the defendant, he pleaded guilty to the offences.
The Judge, Malam Umar Lawal-Abubakar, admitted him to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one reliable surety, who must be a blood relation.
He adjourned the case until July 17 for summary judgment.