A Zuba Upper Area Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered that a phone repairer, Igwe Wisdom, who allegedly sold his customer’s cellphone, be remanded in a correctional centre.
The police charged Wisdom, 21, of Yimi Village, Zuba with criminal breach of trust and cheating.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge
The Area Court judge, Gambo Garba, ordered that the defendant be remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Service facility in Suleja, Niger State.
Garba adjourned the matter until May 15.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Chinedu Ogada, told the court that on December 31, 2021, the complainant, Ekaite Okon of Yimi village, Zuba, reported the matter at the Zuba Police Station.
Ogada said on December 14, the complainant gave the defendant her android phone worth N85,000 for repair and deposited N1,500 as part payment.
He said the defendant criminally sold the complainant’s phone and converted the money to his personal use.
The prosecution said during police investigations, all effort to recover the phone failed.
Ogada said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code