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Court remands student over trepass

Court remands student over trepass Court remands student over trespass A Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada, Nasarawa State, near Abuja on Thursday ordered…

Court remands student over trepass

Court remands student over trespass

A Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada, Nasarawa State, near Abuja on Thursday ordered the remand of a student, Joseph Olowo, in prison custody.

charged with trespass and attempted theft.

Olowo, 24, who resides at Mararaba, is facing a two-count charge of trespassing on private property and attempt to commit offence of stealing.

The judge, Mr Albert Maga, ordered the remand of the defendant following an oral application made by the prosecutor, Cpl. Friday Adaji.

Maga ordered that the defendant be remanded in police custody till April 5 when his bail application would be considered.

Adaji had objected to the bail on the grounds that the defendant was not a first time offender and had a pending case of theft to which he was admitted to bail on March 11.

Earlier, the prosecutor had told the court that Ameh Emmanuel of Behind Kapda Market, Mararaba, reported the case at the ‘A’ Division Police Station, Mararaba, on March 18.

Adaji said that the complainant reported that the defendant entered into his compound, used a scissor to cut his window net and tried to gain entry into the house.

The prosecutor said that the defendant was, however, arrested by members of a vigilance group who saw him in the act.

Adaji said that when the accused was interrogated at the police station, he could not give satisfactory explanation of what he was doing there.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Olowo pleaded not guilty to the charges.

“I am innocent of the crime. I was coming back from a party when I was arrested. I did not trespass or attempt to steal,’’ he said. (NAN)

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