2 men charged with motorcyclist’s murder get N4m bail

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Two men accused by the police of murdering a motorcyclist and stealing his Honda motorcycle have been admitted to bail in the sum of N2 million each.

The defendants, Stefanus Samuel (24) and Jeremiah Isimiya (24), according to the police, committed the offences of culpable homicide and stealing on January 17, 2016, at Katampe Village, Mpape, a suburb of Abuja, the FCT.

In the charge before an FCT High Court in Apo, the police alleged that Samuel stabbed the motorcyclist, one Bashir Musa, in the neck with a sharp sword and robbed him of his bike while disguising as a passenger.

The court was further told that Isimiya, an alleged accomplice of Samuel, thereafter facilitated the  sale of the bike, knowing same to have been stolen.

Upon their pleas of not-guilty, their Counsel, Mrs Princess Oyinye, prayed the court to grant them bail, noting that they had been in detention in Kuje Prison since their arrest in May, 2016.

The trial Judge, Justice Olukayode Adeniyi, thereafter admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N2m each with two sureties in like sum. He ordered that the sureties must be responsible citizens who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

The trial was thereafter fixed for June 24.

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