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A 38-year-old security guard, Lucky Uhunmunamure, who allegedly stole 10,000 litres of petrol worth N1.4 million belonging to his employer, on Monday appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Uhunmunamure, of no fixed address, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ben Ekundayo, told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 26 in Ikorodu area of Lagos.

Ekundayo said the accused conspired with others at large, to steal 10,000 litres of petrol valued at N1.4 million which belonged to Javy Investment Nigeria Ltd.

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He said that the accused, who was the security guard on the night shift, conspired with two other employees presently at large, to steal the petrol.

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According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 ( Revised), which stipulates two and three years imprisonment respectively for offenders.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mr Ade Adefulire, granted the accused N200,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case until July 25 for the mention.