Kogi Court Remands Suspected Thieves Terrorizing Student Communities

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A Chief Magistrate Court in Lokoja has remanded three suspected thieves who were terrorising students communities of Adankolo, Felele, Bassa Village and Crusher suburb areas of Lokoja, Kogi state capital.

They were arrested in connection with the recent attacks on the students populated communities and dispossessing of valuables such as smart phones, computers and other items.

The suspects, Abbas Salisu, Gimba Ibrahim and Mamud Lawal Kwara who had earlier confessed to have stolen 33 phones were arraigned by the Department of State Service before the Chief Magistrate Court in Lokoja on Tuesday.

The Prosecution counsel, Olanrewaju Yahaya filed a four count charges bothering on criminal conspiracy, theft of phones valued at One Million Naira, Dishonestly receiving stolen Properties and belonging to a gang of thieves that were stealing the belongings of Students of Kogi State Polytechnic and Federal University Lokoja before the Chief Magistrate Court urged the court to remand the accused persons at thr Koton Karfe Medium Custodian centre pending the investigation and hearing of the Case.

After pleading not guilty to the charges, the trial Chief Magistrate, Abdullahi Mopah remanded the suspects in Koto Karfe custodial centre and adjourned the case till 9th of May, 2024 for hearing.


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