The police on Thursday arraigned two men in a Gudu Upper Area Court, FCT, for allegedly stealing three dogs.
Suleiman Shehu, 28, and Bashir Abubakar, 20, both of Kabusa village, Apo, are standing trial on a three-count charge of joint act, criminal trespass and theft.
The prosecutor, Joshua Ayanna, told the court that one Solomon Olajide, Zacharia Ibrahim and Ibrahim Aminu reported the matter at Apo police station on November 26.
Mr. Ayanna said that the three men alleged that the two defendants “on different occasions, criminally conspired together, trespassed into their various houses and stole three dogs.
“One of the dogs belonging to one of the complainants, one Mr Solomon, is valued at N20, 000, the rest belonging to the other two are valued at N75,000 and N55,000.’’
“The prosecutor also said that during police investigation, the defendants confessed to have committed the crime.”
The two defendants, however, denied the allegation that they stole three dogs but admitted stealing only one.
The presiding judge, Umar Kagarko, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N50, 000 each with a reliable surety each.
Mr. Kagarko, who ordered that the sureties must reside within the jurisdiction of the court, adjourned the case till January 17 for hearing.