The Police, on Monday, arraigned a man at an FCT Grade 1 Area Court, Kado, Abuja, on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating.
The accused, Wasiu Aweda, resides at No. 9 Mobsa Street, Gwagwalada, Abuja.
The Prosecutor, Judith Obatomi, told the court that one Idowu Olatunyi of opposite Peace Park, Utako, Abuja, reported the matter at the Utako Police Station on August 7, 2018.
Obatomi told the court that Aweda and one other, now at large, loaded the complainant’s truck with goods from Abuja destined for Lagos.
She said when Aweda got to Ondo State, he called the complainant and told him that the truck had a mechanical problem and that he should send N36,000 to enable him repair the truck, which she said the complainant sent.
The prosecutor said the defendant converted the money to his personal use and abandoned the truck.
She also said the complainant claimed that Aweda sold the truck’s jack, spare tyre rim, battery and his laptop which he left inside the truck.
She said the offences contravened provisions of Sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.
Aweda, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Judge, Alhaji Ahmed Ado, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N30,000 with a reliable surety in like sum.
Alhaji Ado said the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
He also said the surety should submit two recent passport photographs and a reasonable means of identification to the court.
He adjourned the case to September 25, for trial. (NAN)