A 32-year-old man, Abdulrahman Muhammed, who allegedly converted N96,000 belonging to one Ahmed Danjuma to his personal use, was on Thursday charged before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Muhammed, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of stealing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Gabriel Ekundayo, told the court the accused committed the offence at No. 14, Oyenuga St., Ijeshatedo, Lagos, at about 1:00pm on Dec. 15, 2015.

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Ekundayo said the complainant, Danjuma, gave a Bajaj Motorcycle with registration No. KYU-567 AX to the accused on hire purchase.

He said the accused refused to remit the money with him or the machine and all efforts to reach him to pay the money since December 2015 proved abortive.

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According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Section 285 (9) (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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The Chief Magistrate, Mrs M.I. Dan-Oni, granted the accused bail in the sum of 50,000 with one surety in like sum.

Dan-Oni said the surety should live within the jurisdiction of the court and must be gainfully employed.

She adjourned the case till April 21 for mention. (NAN)