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Police arraign security guard for alleged N5m theft

35-year-old security guard, Ponven Changing, who allegedly stole his employer’s items worth N5 million, was on Wednesday, arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court.

Changing, whose residential address was not given, is standing trial on a count charge of stealing preferred against him by the police.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ajaga Agbako told the Court that Defendant committed the offence on Aug. 2, at 6:00 p.m. at plot 23, Theophilus Oji St., Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Agbako said Defendant committed the alleged offence while working as a security guard for the complainant, Cool Plus Ltd.He added that Defendant stole seven outdoor units of split unit air conditioner, one cooling tower pump and two water pumps, valued at N5 million, which are all properties of the complainant.

According to him, the offence contravenes Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The Magistrate, Mr. T. O. Balogun, granted Defendant bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Balogun said the sureties must be gainfully employed and must show evidence of three years of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The Magistrate adjourned the case until Aug. 30 for mention.

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