A 22-year-old labourer, Godsafe Nanbol, was on Tuesday arraigned in a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for alleged criminal trespass and attempt to steal.
The defendant of no fixed address is standing trial on a two-count charge.
The prosecutor, Florence Auhioboh, told the court that one Abdullahi Illiyasu, of Kado village, Abuja, reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Station, Abuja, on March 19.
Auhioboh said that on March 18, the defendant was caught searching Illiyasu’s pocket, while he was sleeping outside his apartment.
She said during police investigation, the defendant could not explain his mission in the complainant’s compound.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 348 and 95 of the Penal Code.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him.
The judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, granted him bail in the sum of N5, 000 and one surety in like sum.
Sadiq said that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and adjourned the case till April 25, for further hearing.