Security Guard Docked Over N4m Theft

A 26-year-old security guard, John Oche, who allegedly broke into a bank and stole valuables worth N4.1 million, on Tuesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Oche, a security guard attached to the Mainstreet Bank, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary and theft.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Nurudeen Thomas, told the court that the accused and others at large, committed the offences at about 11:00p.m., on May 12 at a branch of Mainstreet Bank situated at Second Gate, FESTAC Town, Lagos.

Thomas said that the accused broke into the bank and stole a Plasma television set worth N110,000 and a Nissan Almera with registration number JJJ-440 BS valued at N4 million.

He said that the property belonged to the bank.

Thomas said that the offences contravened Sections 285, 307 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The offences attract up to seven years imprisonment.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Mrs Abimbola Oshodi-Makanju, granted the accused N300,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

“One of the sureties must be a blood relative of the defendant.

“The sureties must have a property situated within the court’s jurisdiction,” Oshodi-Makanju said.

The case was adjourned till July 7 for mention. [NAN]


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