2 in court for allegedly stabbing man, stealing

The prosecutor said that while the complainant was in pains on the floor, he was able to recognise one of his attackers, whom few days later he saw at Mararaba market.

The defendants, both resident in Mararaba, and alleged to have stabbed a man and stole N14, 000 from him, are facing a three-count-charge of criminal conspiracy, causing hurt and theft.

The Judge, Mr Albert Maga, ordered the remand of the defendants to prevent them from jumping bail or interfering with police investigation.

The Prosecutor, Mr Agabi Auta, had prayed the court to remand the defendants in prison until an adjourned date to ease investigation.

Auta argued that if bail was granted to them, they would jump bail or interfere in the investigation.

The judge granted the prayer and adjourned the matter until Sept. 25, for hearing.

Auta had told the court that one Kelechi Ofurum of Nyanya Federal Housing reported the matter at the `A’ Division Police Station on August 20, 2017.

He said that on the same date, while the complainant was returning home after giving his car to a mechanic, the defendants conspired among themselves and attacked him at Gidan Soja Area in Mararaba.

“At about 8.30 p.m., the complainant was returning home after giving his car to a mechanic for repairs and was attacked by the defendants who dispossessed him of his belongings.

“While he was walking, the defendants and one other now at large, surrounded him, brought out a knife and stabbed him twice on his stomach.

“After stabbing him, they stole N14, 000 that was in his pocket and also collected his handset valued at N30, 000,” he told the court.

The prosecutor said that while the complainant was in pains on the floor, he was able to recognise one of his attackers, whom few days later he saw at Mararaba market and raised alarm.

He said that when the man he recognised was arrested, his led the police to the location where Ibrahim was also arrested.

Auta said that the offence committed by the defendants, contravened sections 97, 220 and 287 of the Penal Code.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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