A Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court on Wednesday granted N100,000 bail to a 32-year-old bus conductor, Richard Monday, who allegedly broke the windscreen of his master’s 18-seater bus.

The Area Court judge, Mr Albert Maga, ordered the defendant to produce one surety in like sum.

Maga said the surety must own a landed property within the court’s jurisdiction and a national identity card.

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The accused, who resides at Area C, Nyanya, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, is facing a two-count charge of mischief and theft.

Prosecutor Friday Adaji had told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 26 at Royal Dream Hotel, Mararaba, Nasarawa State.

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Adaji told the court that Obioma Nwafor, a resident of Kuchikau, reported the matter to ‘A’ Division Police Station, Mararaba.

He said Nwafor reported that his conductor removed N270.00 out of the money they made for the day.

Adaji said Nwafor told the police that the accused used a 2×2 wood and broke the front windscreen valued N24,500 of the complainant’s bus with Reg. Number XA553KRT.

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He said the offence was punishable under sections 327 and 287 of the Penal Code.

The accused pleaded not guilty and the case was adjourned till Oct. 10, for further hearing.