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Police dock two teenagers for burglary, theft

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Police in federal capital city on Tuesday docked two teenagers in a Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly breaking into an apartment and stealing electrical wires worth N120,000.

The accussed persons, Godwin Lucky, 18, and Matthew Sunday, 17, who reside at Kurudu, Abuja, are standing trial for a five-count charge of, criminal trespass, housebreaking, mischief and theft.

Meantime, the suspects denied the allegations levelled against them.

The prosecutor, Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court that the complainant, Makanju Bola, of Kpeyegyi village, Abuja, reported the matter at the Jikwoyi Police Station, on Aug. 8.

“The complainant alleged that on same date, the defendants broke into her uncompleted house through the ceiling, vandalized and stole her electrical wires, valued at N120,000.

“However, it was revealed during police investigation that the defendants were arrested inside the said house with some electrical wires in their possession,” he said.

According to him, the offence was contrary to and punishable under sections 79, 348, 327 and 287 of the Penal Code.

The judge, Isa Anas, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N100,000 and one surety each in like sum.

Anas adjourned the case until Sept. 17, for hearing

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