A 26-year-old security guard, Friday Okon, on Monday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing his employer’s valuables worth N2.9 million.
He was, however, released on bail in the sum of N2.9 million.
Okon, who resides at Road 15, Alabeko Street in Lekki area of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
The accused, according to the Prosecutor, Sgt. Friday Mameh, committed the offences with others still at large between March and June at Eden’s Gardens Estate, Km 21, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.
Mameh said the accused stole various items belonging to the complainant, Citiprops Nig. Ltd including two pumping machines worth N400, 000 and bundles of 16mm wire valued at N730, 000.
Others are two children’s bicycles worth N40, 000, two power generators valued at N425, 000 , two bags of artificial nails and a 42-inch Samsung television worth N400, 000.
Mameh also listed one Sonny television worth N110, 000, a microwave valued at N15, 000 and a car battery worth N15,000 as part of the items stolen.
The offences contravened Sections 287 (7) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 287 (7) stipulates a seven-year jail term for offenders, while Section 411 provides two years for conspiracy.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs M. O. Ope-Agbe, granted him bail in the sum of N2.9 million with one responsible surety in like sum.
She said the surety should be gainfully employed with an evidence of tax payment to Lagos State Government and adjourned the case until July 26 for trial.