Security Guard, 2 Others Charged With Theft

A security guard, Abdulazeez Embugushiki, 24, and two others Suleimon Isah, 27, Abu  Sanni, 26 have been charged with theft at the Ikeja Magistrate’s Court sitting in  Isheri-Oke, Lagos State.

The police in a six-count charge alleged that on 6 and 7 August, 2010 at 5A, Eunice  College Close, Gbagada, the accused conspired to commit felony, to wit stealing.

The police also alleged that they stole one Kia-Rio Saloon car valued at N2.5 million, HP  laptop computers valued at N600,000 and the sum of N50,000, all valued at N3.45 million,  properties of a company, Drakinas Nigeria Ltd.

Suleimon Isah was charged with receiving a stolen car while Abu Sanni was charged with  being in possession of some quantities of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

According to the police, the offences are contrary to and punishable under Sections 516,  390, 413, 461, 427 and 428 of the Criminal Code, Cap 31 Vol. ii, laws of Lagos State of  Nigeria, 2003. When the charges were read to them, they pleaded not guilty. The trial  magustreate, Mrs. M. I. Dan-Oni admitted each of them to bail in the sum of N100,000 with  two sureties in the like sum who must produce evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State  government.

The case was adjourned till 13 October, 2010 for mention.

—Tunmise Ige