A Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt and presided over by Chief Magistrate, Nneka Eze-Obuzor on Thursday, October 8, committed to custody a 23-year-old man, Solomon John for allegedly stealing a vehicle.
The defendant was also accused of having in his possession an AK47 rifle and magazines when he was arrested by men of the Rivers State Police Command.
The court remanded John at the correctional facility in Port Harcourt while his case file has been sent to the state Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
According to the charge sheet marked as PMC/833c/2020 with a photograph, the defendant is now facing three count charges ranging from stealing to illegal possession of a firearm.
“That you (Solomon John) have in your possession, a Toyota car registered in Lagos number FST 485 FR, gold colour with chassis number INXBR32E36Z586327 and Engine Number IZZ6293191 valued N1.8million suspected to have been stolen which you can not give an account of,” it reads in part
“That you on the 29th day of March 2020 at about 21.50hrs around Rumuokwurushi, Port Harcourt did steal one Tecno WX4 handset valued N28, 000 and N10,000 cash, property of one Koni by name,”
“That you did have in your possession and under your control, one AK47 rifle beach No. 56-5212271 with five magazines loaded with 33 rounds of 7.62x39mm short live ammunition.”