ABUJA – The police have arraigned a driver, John Ayuba, in a Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for being in possession of vehicle, suspected to be stolen and resisting arrest.
Ayuba, 22, who resides at New Nyanya, Nasarawa State was arraigned on a two- count charge of being in possession of a Golf 3 car, suspected to be stolen and resisting lawful arrest.
The prosecutor, Insp. Philips Akogwu, told the court that on March 2, one Insp. Emmanuel Odana and some policemen attached to Asokoro Police Station, Abuja arrested the accused.
Akogwu said that on the same date while on patrol at Berger round about, they sighted a passenger being pushed out of a Golf 3 car with regestration. No GWA65XA driven by the accused.
He said that when the accused was asked to stop, he zoomed off.
“The team of policemen were able to apprehended him when the car got hooked along Ajayi Crowther St., Asokoro,’’ Akogwu said.
The prosecutor added that the accused abandoned the car.
“He hid himself in a waste bin and later ran to the house of Deputy Controller of Federal Road Safety Corps before he was arrested,’’ he said.
Akogwu also informed the court that when the car was searched, one vehicle plate number HU833ABC and two copies of vehicle particulars for different vehicles were found.
He added that during police investigation, the accused could not give satisfactory account and reason for failure to stop for the police.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened the provisions of Sections 319A and 172 of the Penal Code.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The presiding judge, Alhaji Hassan Ishaq admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N200, 000 and two sureties in like sum.
He said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and must present a National Identity card or a driver’s license.
He adjourned the case till March 17 for hearing.