A Mararaba Upper Area Court has granted two stylists bail of N100,000 for the theft of N26,000.
The accused' Oluchi Chieze and Emily Okeke pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and theft levelled against them.
The presiding judge, Ibrahim Shekarau, passed the judgement, adding that the duo produces one surety each and they must reside within the court's jurisdiction, before adjourning the case to October 10 for mention.
The court heard that the complainant, one Precious Nwachukwu, of Brothers Plaza, Mararaba, filed a report at the ‘A’ Divisional Police Headquarters on September 21.
The prosecutor, Hemen Donald, said that the girls conspired and stole the complainant's N26,000 at about 5:30pm on September 13.
“The accused stole the money and absconded to an unknown destination until there were arrested by the police,” he said.
The offences contravened Section 97 and 287 of the Penal Code, Laws of the Federation.