In Enugu Magistrate reserves ruling in a contempt case

In a related development, the court remanded one Chika Chukwu for allegedly stealing vehicle glasses valued at N67,500.

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A magistrates’ court in Enugu on Monday reserved ruling in a case involving one Sunday Ogechukwu who declined to obey a court summons.

Ogechukwu was dragged to the court by the police for failing to appear when the hearing notice of an earlier case was served on him.

The prosecutor, Mr Clement Oluji, told court that the accused was in January 2015 charged for stealing but had absconded after his bail.

Oluji, an assistant superintendent of police, said that the action of the accused person breached the Enugu State Criminal Law.

Ogechukwu pleaded guilty to the charge.

Magistrate A.O. Eze adjourned the matter till July 25 for facts and sentencing.

In a related development, the court remanded one Chika Chukwu for allegedly stealing vehicle glasses valued at N67,500.

He was alleged to have stolen the glasses belonging to one Chidiebere Ogbaya from his mechanic workshop located on Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway.

Ogbaya told the court that on June 11 at Umuonu Amechi in Enugu South local government, he saw the accused person with nine glasses removed from the bus which he had taken to him for repairs.

He said that when he accosted him, the accused denied it but that the markings on the glasses were the registration number of the bus which prompted him to report the matter to Awkwunanaw Police Station.

Ogbaya said that the glasses were estimated at N7,500 each.

Eze remanded the accused in prison custody and adjourned the case till July 25 for continuation of hearing.

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