A 22-year-old man, Musa Ahmed, on Monday, appeared before a Karu Grade I Area Court, Abuja, over alleged breach of trust and criminal misappropriation.
The defendant, who resides at Nyanya, Abuja, is facing a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and criminal misappropriation, to which he, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecutor, Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court that one Annas Sheu of Karu, Abuja, reported the matter at the Karu Police Station on September 11.
“On September 2, the complainant entrusted his Boxer Bajaj (motorcycle), valued at N185,000, to the defendant, with the agreement that he would be remitting the sum of N5,000 to him on weekly basis.
“With the intent to cheat the complainant, the defendant failed to remit the money. Instead, he (defendant) went back to the complainant after five days, claiming that the motorcycle had been stolen.
“During police investigation, the defendant could, however, not give satisfactory account of the said motorcycle,” Adeyanju said.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 312 and 309 of the Penal Code.
The judge, Inuwa Maiwada, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N200,000, with one reliable surety in like sum and adjourned the case till September 29, for hearing.