In Lagos Guard docked for allegedly stealing 2,400 bags of rice valued at N16.3m

The accused is to face trial on a two-count charge for conspiracy and stealing.

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A 52-year-old security guard, Emmanuel Mba, who allegedly conspired to steal 2,400 bags of rice valued at N16.3 million was on Friday docked in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused is to face trial on a two-count charge for conspiracy and stealing.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin, told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 7 at Apapa in Lagos.

She said that the accused who was supposed to be guarding the goods but stole 2,400 bags of rice valued at N16.3 million belonging to Alhaji Maikudu Ibrahim.

She said that the offences contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal law of Lagos State, 2015.

The chief magistrate, Mr A.T. Elias, granted the accused bail in the sum of N2.5 million with two responsible sureties in like sum.

He said that one of the sureties must be a public servant and the other, a recognised figure, in the community.

The case was adjourned until June 26 for mention.

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