The police in Abuja, on Thursday, arraigned a 32-year-old businesman, Okpe Nnabuchi, before a Karu Grade I Area Court for allegedly snatching his business partner’s cell phone.
The defendant is standing trial for extortion, an offence he denied committing.
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The Prosecutor, Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court that the victim, Emmanuel Udalor, reported the matter at the Karu Police Station on December 7, 2020.
Adeyanju said, “The victim alleged that on the same day, while he was sitting in front of a plaza at Kugbo, Abuja, the defendant came to meet him and forcefully removed his phone from his pocket.
“The complainant said before snatching the phone, the defendant demanded for the N2,000 he had borrowed from him some months back.
“During police investigation, the snatched phone was recovered from the defendant’s possession.”
He said the offence contravened Section 292 of the Penal Code.
The Judge, Inuwa Maiwada, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N60,000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case to February 8, 2021.