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Court remands teenager for allegedly strangling man

A Grade I Area Court in Karu, FCT, on Thursday ordered that, Abdullahi Yusuf  who strangled a man in order to steal his cell phone, be remanded in Keffi correctional centre pending sentencing.

The police charged Yusuf, 18, with criminal conspiracy, causing grievous hurt and theft.


The Judge, Malam Inuwa Maiwada, adjourned the case until Nov.1, for sentencing following a guilty plea entered by Yusuf.

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Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Ade Adeyanju told the court that on Sept. 5 the defendant and others at large, conspired and strangled the complainant using an electric cable.

He said the defendant planned to steal the complainant’s his techno cell phone worth N11, 000.

Adeyanju said that the defendant and his cohorts threw caution to the wind in their plan to snuff life out of the complainant .

The prosecutor said the matter was reported at the Nyanya Police Station by Isiaku Yusuf of Karu village, Abuja.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 97, 250 and 290 of the Penal Code. (NAN)

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