The absence of an Hausa interpreter on Thursday stalled the trial of a 20-year-labourer, Mohammed Bello, in a Wuse Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja.

Bello, who resides in Garki Village, Abuja, was arraigned on a one-count charge of theft.

The Magistrate, Mrs Theresa Ntem, adjourned the case till Oct. 10, for the defendant to take his plea and continue with his trial.

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“Due to the absence of an interpreter who will interpret from Hausa to English and English to Hausa, the accused is to be remanded in Keffi Prison till Oct. 10.

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The prosecuting counsel, Blessing Odia, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. 2, at Ladoke Akintola Boulevard Opposite Access Bank, Garki 2, Abuja.

Odia said that a team of anti-vandal of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in the FCT arrested the accused while they were on patrol on Oct. 1.

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He said that the accused was caught with a 25mm of AEDC Armoured cable wire, four aluminium window frame and one aluminium window valued yet unknown.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.

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