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Security guard in trouble for stealing High Court judge’s phone

Chief Magistrate Ibijoke Olawoyin, gave the order after the accused and his accomplice were charged with four counts of criminal conspiracy, trespass, house breaking, and theft.

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Security guard remanded for stealing High Court judge’s phone

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ilorin, the capital of Nigeria’s Kwara state has reportedly remanded two men, Samson John and Ayodele Oluwagbemiga in Federal Prison yard for allegedly stealing a cell phone belonging to a High Court Judge.

Lindaikejisblog.com reports that Chief Magistrate Ibijoke Olawoyin, gave the order after the accused persons were charged with four counts of criminal conspiracy, trespass, house breaking, and theft.

Prosecutor, Insp Alhassan Jibrin is reported to have told the court that, on Nov. 22, one Sgt. Usman Olayinka attached to High Court Judge in Basin area, Ilorin, reported the case at the Area Command office of the police in Ilorin.

Jibrin said that the complainant, alleged that the accused who is a security guard in the judge’s house, and one other, broke into the judge’s house and stole one Samsung Galaxy phone, valued at N300,000, some jewelries valued yet unknown and the sum of N10,000. 

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 He added that the police arrested the accused in his home town in Otupa, Benue for interrogation.

During police investigation, the accused confessed in his statement that he had used the security room toilet key to open the main door and gained entrance into the judge’s room, and stole the items.

 He said that the accused also confessed to have sold the Samsung Galaxy phone for N10,000 to one Micheal at Asoka village, Benue, who is now at-large.

For the jewelries, he sold them at the rate of N7,000 to the second accused person at Fakeye street, Basin, Ilorin. 

Jibrin said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 97, 348, 288 and 317 of the penal code law.

The case has been adjourned until Dec. 20, for further hearing. 

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