– A pregnant woman, Precious Ebuka, recently broke into her neighbour’s house in Abuja to steal N300
– The woman says she was terribly hungry and confessed that she stole only N300
– Police investigates and finds the N300 with her – Her neighbour says aside the N300, N80,000 is missing from his house
– A Grade1 Area Court in Abuja grants Ebuka bail in sum of N5,000 with one surety in like sum
For allegedly trespassing and stealing from a neighbour to eat, Precious Ebuka, a pregnant woman, has been arraigned before a Grade1 Area Court, Karmo, Abuja. According to a report on Vanguard, Ebuka was charged before the court for criminal trespass and theft of N80,000, an offence she pleaded not guilty.
However, Ebuka, a resident of Agwan Idoma, Dape Village, Abuja, confessed to trespass and theft of N300 only from her neighbour, Samuel Akoji. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter “File photo of a woman in tears”
File photo of a woman in tears She admitted that she truly broke into his house and stole N300 because she was “terribly hungry” “I did not see any N80,000, I only stole N300,’’ she cried.
Ebuka’s cry for hunger is one of the many symptoms experienced during pregnancy.
It was gathered that during police investigation the N300 was recovered from her. The prosecutor, Zannah Dalhatu, had told the court that Samuel Akoji reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Station, Abuja, on Aug. 9. Dalhatu said the complainant alleged that the defendant broke into his house when he went to work and his wife went to the market.
“The complainant and defendant live in the same compound; when Akoji’s wife returned home, she noticed that her room was not looking the way she left it. “She also discovered that N80,000 was missing,’’ Dalhatu told the court.
He said the defendant used her own key, which is similar to Akoji’s, to unlock the padlock on his door. According to him, the offences contravened sections 348 and 288 of the Penal Code.
However, Charity Nwosu, counsel to the defendant, applied for her bail, and assured the court that the defendant would not jump bail. The presiding officer, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, thereafter granted Ebuka bail in sum of N5,000 with one surety in like sum.
Sadiq said that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, and adjourned the case till Sept 7 for hearing.IMPORTANT!: Follow us on Instagram @InfoGuideNigeria