Security guard docked over alleged theft of N420, 000 from traditional ruler


A 52-year-old security, Adebayo Samson, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun, over alleged stealing of N400, 000 and a microphone worth N20, 000.

Samson, who resides at No. 24 Temitope St., Iyana-Iyesi, Ota, is facing a two-charge of conspiracy and stealing.

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

According to the the prosecutor, Cpl. T. T. Olatoye, the defendant conspired with the others at large to steal the money and microphone from his employer, Oba Fatai Mantanmi – a traditional ruler.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 390(9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The Magistrate, Mrs Sam Obaleye, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N30, 000 with a surety in like sum.

Obaleye ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.

She adjourned the case t0 N0v. 9 for substantive hearing.