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Security guard docked for alleged theft of foreign tiles



The police in Abuja on Thursday arraigned a 35-year-old security guard, Titus Ayuba, who  allegedly stole  his  employer’s 145 cartons of floor tiles in a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court.

Ayuba, who resides at Mararaba Nassrawa State, is charged with on theft.

He pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecution Counsel, Mrs Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that Mr Kayode Olaleye, Chief Security of Efab Mall, Area 11 Garki Abuja, reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Station on Sept. 30.

Ukagha said that Ayuba was employed as a security guard to house No 10 Kunle Suleiman Street by Life Camp, Abuja.

The prosecutor alleged that Ayuba stole 145 cartons of floor tiles valued at N500,000 and sold them.

Ukagha said during police investigation the defendant confessed to the crime.

She said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 288 of the Penal Code.

The Judge, Alhaji Inuwa Maiwada, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N5.5 million with one surety in like sum.

Maiwada ordered that the surety must be a grade level 09 Officer in the Federal Civil Service and his address must be within the court’s jurisdiction and verified by the court’s police.

He also ordered that in the absence of the surety, the defendant be remanded in prison and adjourned the matter until Nov. 19, for substantive hearing.


Edited by Joseph Edeh/Sadiya Hamza


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