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Security Guards Bag 9 Months Imprisonment Each For Stealing Geepee Tank


By Ugochi Joy Ugochukwu

Abuja, – A Dei-Dei Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Monday sentenced three security guards, Dauda Ibrahim, Musa Hussani and Hassan Saleh, to nine months imprisonment each for stealing a geepee water tank.

Ibrahim, 40, Hussani, 30, and Saleh, 30, all security guards of Shagari Quarters, Dei-Dei, Abuja, pleaded guilty to a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy and theft but begged the court for leniency.

The Judge, Saminu Suleiman, however, gave the convicts an option of N20,000 fine eachSulieman also ordered the convict to pay N50,000 as compensation to the owner of the tank.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Mr Chinedu Ogada, told the court that the complainant, Rabiu Bello of the same address, reported the matter at Dei-Dei  Police Station on Jan. 26

Ogada said that on the same date, the convicts criminally conspired and went into a compound in Shagari Quarters, Dei-Dei, belonging to one Halima Ibrahim of Gwarinpe.

He said the convicts dishonestly trespassed into the compound and stole one geepee water storage tank, worth N200,000, and an Angle iron, valued at N200,000, and ran away but they were later caught and handed over to the Police for proper investigation.

The prosecutor said that during police investigation, the convicts made a confessional statement and the geepee water storage tank was recovered from them but all effort made to recover the angle iron proved abortive.

He said the offence contravened Sections 96 and 288 of the Penal Code. (NAN) 

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