A 21-year-old man, Nuhu Musa, Monday, was arraigned in a Karu Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing a cell phone worth N50,000.
The defendant, with no fixed address, is facing a theft charge, to which he, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecution Counsel, Olanrewaju Osho, told the court that the complainant, Jeremiah Tormis, reported the matter at Jikwoyi Police Station on September 21.
He said that the complainant explained that while he was buying some items in Nyanya market, the defendant secretly stole his Tecno Spark60 cell phone, valued at N50,000.
Osho added that the defendant was caught in the process of stealing the said phone.
According to him, the offence is punishable under Section 287 of the Penal Code.
Justice Ishaq Hassan, however, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000, with one surety in like sum and, thereafter, adjourned the case till October 12.