The police on Wednesday arraigned a 27- year-old man, Yunusa Ibrahim in a Kado Grade 1 Area Court in the FCT for putting salt inside the engine of a car.
The prosecutor, Zeera Douglas, told the court that Ibrahim Adeniyi of Jabi Motor Park reported the matter at Utako Police Station on April 21.
Douglas said that the defendant, who also work at Jabi Motor Park in Abuja, deliberately poured salt inside Adeniyi’s customer’s Nissan car engine which was parked at the garage.
According to her, the engine, valued at N200,000 is damaged beyond repairs.
The prosecutor added that the crime contravened Section 327 of the Penal Code.
However, Ibrahim pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of mischief leveled against him and the Judge, Malam Abubakar Sadiq,
granted him bail in the sum of N20,000 and one surety in like sum.
Sadiq said the surety must be within the court’s jurisdiction and adjourned the matter until June 27.