Tersoo Chia, a 36-year-old personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Gboko Command, was on Thursday arraigned before a Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court in Makurdi, Benue State for allegedly robbing a man of his handset and the sum of N30,000.
The Prosecutor, Sergeant Friday Kansho told the court that the case was transferred from ‘A’ Division Police Station, Gboko to the State CIID, Makurdi on April 1, via a letter dated March 23.
According to the letter, one Asemadoo Aor of General Hospital Quarters, Gboko, reported the matter at the ‘A’ Division Police Station, Gboko on February 11.
Aor told the police that he was in his house on February 6 when the accused person and two others (names unknown and still at large) armed with guns and knife robbed him of his Techno handset (value not stated) and the sum of N30,000.
Kansho said the accused person was arrested during police investigation, while others were still at large.
The prosecution disclosed that their offences contravened Sections 6(b) and 1(1)(2)(a)(b) of the Robbery and Firearms Act, 2004.
When the case came up for mention, plea was not taken for lack of jurisdiction of the court.
However, counsel to the accused person, A. Amoomo, applied for his bail, telling the court that the accused person was sick with liver problem and needed proper medical care.
The Chief Magistrate, Isaac Ajim, however, discountenanced the argument of the prosecution for want of merit and granted bail to the accused person in the sum of N100,000 and a surety in the same amount.
Ajim adjourned the matter to June 6 for further mention.