Ola Habila, 46, and his sister Joy, 30, were ordered to be remanded in custody on Thursday by a magistrates’ court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, for allegedly stealing N700,000 from his wife.
They were accused of stealing money from Janet, Habila’s wife, according to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Mr. Marcus Audu, the NSCDC prosecutor, informed the court that Janet reported the incident to the corps office on January 12.
After a miscommunication, according to Audu, the defendants went to the complainant’s room, threw her belongings out, and sent her outside.
He noted that the defendants were said to have stolen the complainant’s N700, 000 in the process.
The prosecutor added that the complainant reported the matter to the NSCDC, and when summoned, the first defendant refused to make a statement and tried to create a scene at the Corp’s office.
He said in view of this, the defendants were charged for criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, theft, refusing to make statement and obstructing public servant from discharge of his function.
According to him, the offences run contrary to sections 58, 333, 270, 108 and 113 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law.
However, when the charges were read to the defendants, they both pleaded not guilty.
In his ruling, Magistrate Michael Bawa ordered them to be remanded in a correctional centre.
Bawa thereafter adjourned the matter until Feb.8 for hearing. (NAN)