Lagos – The police on Monday arraigned a 27-year-old construction site security guard, Phillip Adeleke in an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for stealing engineering equipment worth N820,000 from a store.
Adeleke, who hails from Saki in Oyo State, is standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on breaking and entering, and stealing.
The prosecutor, Sgt Nicholas Akpene, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Dec. 28, 2015 at a construction site at Ikate-Elegushi, Lagos.
Akpene said that the accused came to Lagos in 2008 and was employed as a guard at the construction site.
The prosecutor said that the accused broke into the store at the site and stole a 7.5KVA KIPOR generator, Steel Scaffold, Acro Props Pipes and a pumping machine all valued at N820,000, property of one Mr Charles Iwobho.
He said that the offences contravened sections 285(1) (7) and 307 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty and the Magistrate, Mrs F. M. Dalley, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Dalley said the sureties must be gainfully employed and must provide evidence of tax payment.
She then adjourned the case until Jan. 19 for mention. (NAN)