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Court Remands Two For Stealing Soya Beans



A Magistrate Court in Yola, Adamawa State, has remanded a woman, Zainab Hassan and a young man, Godwin Tabakiya over the theft of soya beans.

The woman is accused of making the youth pilfer the soya beans from the store of a farmer and then receive them from him.

It was established at the Chief Magistrate Court I, Yola, where the two defendants are arraigned that, on the instruction of the woman, the youth was lifting the soya beans in small measures and delivering it to the woman until they got five bags of the produce.

Magistrate Alheri Ishaku on Wednesday ordered the remand of the defendants after both pleaded guilty to the offence and adjourned the case to next month, July 6, for corroboration and summary trial.

According to DAILY POST the trouble began for Godwin Tabakiya last Friday, June 9, when he was arrested for the theft of five bags of soya beans belonging to the Adamawa correspondent of the Guardian Newspaper, Emmanuel Ande, a resident of Sangere Futy in Girei LGA, near Yola.

In the course of investigation, Godwin told the Police that it was after he confessed his actions to his parents that his sister took him to the Police.

He told the police that it took him several weeks to take the soya beans in small measures to Zainab Hassan, better known in her community as Mama Kalifa, who paid him little money after each delivery.

He said he was carrying out the act on instructions of Mama Kalifa, whose son, Kalifa, is his friend.

Police prosecutor S.S Nicholas who arraigned Godwin told the court that he made away with the produce and sold it to Zainab Hassan.

He explained that Godwin trespassed into the house where the complainant rented a store for his farm produce and carted away five bags of beans valued at N140,000