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Security guard docked over alleged burglary, theft of N590,000 valuables


Lagos – A security guard, Gibson Eni, who allegedly broke into an apartment and stole property valued at N590,000 was on Friday charged before at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Eni, a resident of Iju-Ishaga, Lagos, is being tried on a two-count charge of burglary and stealing.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Akeem Raji, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in October, 2015 at No. 1b, Babatunde Hassan St., Iju-Shaga, Lagos.
Raji said that the accused burgled the residence of one Mr Olarenwaju Oladuja and stole his property valued at N590, 000.

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“The accused unlawfully broke into the residence of the complainant and carted away with his property,’’ he said.
Raji said that the accused came with sophisticated weapons to damage the burglary proof before gaining access into the flat of Oladuja, to steal.
“He stole an LG sound system valued at N5,000, LG DVD player worth N15,000, four different types of wrist watches valued at N80,000 and a DSTV decoder worth N490,000, all totalling N590,000,’’ he said.
The prosecutor said that the complainant and his family members came back home to discovered that their apartment had been burgled.
“The complainant came home to meet his burglary proof damaged and his door opened.
“He rushed in to discover that his property had been stolen.’’ he said.
According to the prosecutor, the accused was in custody of the keys to the compound and was the only one that has access into the premises.
Raji said that the offences contravened Sections 285 and 305 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 305 prescribed a seven-year jail term, if convicted for burglary, while Section 285 prescribes a three-year jail term as penalty for stealing.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mr T.O. Shomade, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N350, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Shomade adjourned the case to Jan. 25, for mention. (NAN)

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