Abuja- The police on Tuesday arraigned three security guards, Nasir Jibril, Emmanuel Ndan and Ayegba Peter in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for negligence of duty.
The accused were members of staff of Monaco Security Guards, Utako, Abuja, facing a one-count charge of abandoning their duty posts, thereby paving way for thieves to rob at the premises.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Umar Ango, told the court that the matter was reported by one Austine Madungwo of Plot 15, Peace Street, Aderoju Area, Tanke, Ilorin, Kwara State at the Zone 3 Police Station, Abuja, on Dec. 4.
He said that the accused abandoned their duty posts and allowed thieves to steal N80,000 cash and a cell phone valued at N25,000 belonging to Madungwo.
He said the accused also stole a HP laptop valued at N150,000.
Ango said the crime contravened the provision of sections 79 and 196 of the Penal Code.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty and their Counsel, Mr Eneche Ekoja, applied for their bail.
The Senior Magistrate, Mr Mohammed Anka, then granted them bail in the sum of N100,000 each with a surety each in the like sum who must not be below the age of 35 years.
Anka said the sureties must provide two passport photographs each and must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and adjourned the matter until Jan. 19, 2015 for hearing. (NAN)