Abuja Landlord Removes Tenants’ Roof; Steals N45,000

A 50-year-old landlord, Solomon
Kudu, allegedly removed the roof of
his tenants’ apartment and stole one
of the tenant’s N45,000, offences for
which he was arraigned, yesterday, by
the Police in a Lugbe Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja.
Kudu, a resident of Suka village,
Airport Road, Abuja, is facing a two-
count charge of mischief and theft,
preferred against him by police.
The Prosecuting Counsel, Ukoha Ndidi, told the court that Benjamin Nyor and
Abubakar Zainab, of the same
address, reported the incident at Iddo
Police Station on July 15. Ndidi said the
defendant had intentionally climbed
up and removed the rooftop of their apartment, while they were not at
home.
She further told the court that the
defendant broke into Zainab’s
apartment and stole her N45,000. The
prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 287 and 95 of
the Penal Code. However, Kudu
pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The presiding officer, Mr. Garba
Ogbede, granted bail to the defendant
in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties each in like sum. Ogbede said
that the sureties must not be less than
grade level eight officers in the federal
civil service and must reside within the
jurisdiction of the court.
He adjourned the case till August 31 for hearing.