The suspect, who is facing a two count bordering on stealing and burglary, also allegedly stole N400,000 belonging to one Linus Ugwu.
The prosecuting counsel, Mr Chima Nwachwukwu, told the court that the defendant allegedly committed the offences on Dec. 21, 2017 at Ndiolo Village, Nchatancha, Emene in Enugu East Local Government Area.
The prosecutor said that the rifle belonged to a vigilante group in the community. Nwachukwu said that the offences were contrary to section 495(a) of the criminal code, Cap 30 vol. ii laws of Enugu State and was punishable under the same act.
The Magistrate, Mrs C.R. Nwoye said that the court had no jurisdiction to try the defendant or grant him bail.
Nwoye said the witnesses mentioned in the matter would pay a fine of N100,000 each if they failed to appear
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