NAN – The Police in Katsina State, yesterday, arraigned its communications officer, DSP. Saidu Muhammed, 52, at a chief magistrate court in the state for allegedly selling 1,074 walkie-talkies entrusted in his care.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Muhammed was charged with “breach of trust by servant.”
The police prosecutor, Insp. Okolo Usman, told the court that the command entrusted 1,500 walkie-talkies in the care of the suspect in his capacity as officer in charge of communications on July 8, 2013.
He said the command later took a stock of the items and discovered that only 426 walkie-talkies remained.
Usman said the officer confessed during investigation that he stole and sold about 1,074 pieces to one Mr Chucks in Abuja.
He said that each walkie-talkie was sold at the cost of N1, 500.
Muhammed, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.
The chief magistrate, Mr Nuradeen El-Ladan, granted the accused person bail in the sum of N50, 000 and two sureties in like sum.
El-ladan said that each surety must possess a landed property within GRA in Katsina and must be indigenes of the state.
He adjourned the case to July 10 for further hearing.