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A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Sokoto State, on Tuesday, remanded a 19-year-old carpenter, Abdulmalik Abubakar, who allegedly stole 15 yards of brocade material valued N105, 000 and N200, 000 cash.

The police charged Abubakar with house trespass and theft.

The Chief Magistrate, Nuraddeen Bello, who gave the order, adjourned the case until December 19, for further mention.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Monday Kennedy, had told the court that the case was reported at the Ungwuan Rogo Police Station, Sokoto by the complainant on December 6.

Kennedy alleged that Abubakar broke into the house of Alhaji Bilyaminu Shehu at the Tudun Wada area of Sokoto and stole N200, 000 cash, 15 yards of brocade valued at N105, 000 and two cellphones.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 97, 349, 288 of the Penal Code.

After the charges were read to him, the accused pleaded not guilty.

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