A 25-year-old commercial sex worker, Hussaina Hassan of Mpape, Abuja, was arraigned on Friday in a Mararaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Nasarawa State, for alleged theft.
The accused was alleged to have escaped with the property and money of one Agada Christopher, when they both slept in a hotel room they lodged.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Samuel Okoro told the court that Christopher, of Aso Mararaba, reported the matter at the Abacha Road Police Station, NAN reports.
“On April 29, the complainant lodged with the accused at the Metrino Hotel Mararaba, Nasarawa State.
“When the complainant slept off, the accused made away with his laptop valued at N130,000, LG Tecno phone and Nokia phone all valued at N96,000 and N72,000 cash.
“She took the items without the consent of the complainant’s, thereby contravening Section 288 of the Penal Code,’’ he said.
Okoro said that during investigation, the accused confessed to committing the crime.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to her.
Magistrate Habila Abundaga, granted bail to the accused in the sum
of N300,000 with one surety in like sum.
He said the surety who must be a civil servant on grade level 13 and above, must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
Abundaga further ordered that the surety and the accused should be reporting at the `B’ Division Police Station, Mararaba.
He adjourned the case till July 2 for further hearing.