Student risks 3-year-jail term for stealing Okada rider's wallet

Isiaku David may spend the next three years in prison if convicted as accused of the theft of a commercial motorcyclist's wallet.

A 20-year-old student, Isiaku David, has been dragged before a Grade 1 Area Court in Aso Pada, Nasarawa State, for allegedly stealing a wallet.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused, a resident of Mararaba, was arraigned on a one count charge of theft.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Friday Adaji, David allegedly stole the wallet of one one Vinige John, a commercial motorcyclist, who carried him from Tudun Wada Baushe to Tudun Wada.

The accused committed the crime while they were in transit.

“While on transit, David stole the complainant’s wallet, containing N7, 500. 00 and his driver’s license from his side jacket pocket.” Adaji told the court.

The prosecutor said David's offence contravenes Section 287 of the Criminal Penal Code.

Student Pulse gathered that the accused faces up to a three-year-sentence if found guilty.

The accused pleaded non-guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N100, 000 and one surety in like sum.

The judge, Mr Albert Maga, adjourned further hearing till January 12 2014.

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