Abuja: Man Shows Up in Police Station With Seven Phones, Refuses To Make Statement

The Nigerian Police on Tuesday arraigned an applicant, Livingstone Okpezi, who was caught with seven cell phones suspected to be stolen, in a Karshi Grade I Area Court, Abuja.

Okpezi, who resides in Angwan Sarki, Orozo, Abuja, is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of stolen phones and refusing to make a statement.

The prosecutor, Mohammed Lawal, told the court that the defendant on Oct.23 went to the Divisional Police Headquarters Karshi, Abuja with seven different types of phones.

Lawal alleged that when the police asked the defendant where he got the phones from, he refused to answer.

He further alleged that the defendant refused to fill a statement form.

The prosecution counsel said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 143 and 286 of the Penal Code.

The Judge, Isa Mohammed Anas, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with a surety in like sum.

Anas ordered that the surety must present a valid means of identification and adjourned the case until Dec. 16, for hearing.

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