A security guard, Philip Minazu was on Thursday docked in a Kado Grade I Area Court, Abuja for allegedly stealing 28 pieces of iron rod worth N2.1 million.
Minazu, whose address was not given, is charged with criminal conspiracy and theft
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Stanley Nwafoaku, told the court that the matter was reported at the Mabushi Police Station by the complainant, Mr Stephen Idahosa of Lugbe, Abuja on Jan. 22
Nwafoaku said that the complainant discovered that the defendant and his colleague, one Jonah currently at large, who were both security guards on his site, stole the 28 pieces of iron rod.
He said that during police investigation, the defendant confessed to have sold the items to one Musa Abdullahi.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 97 and 287 of the Penal Code.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
His counsel, Cajetan Nnaemeka, prayed the court to admit his client to bail citing Section 158 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act ( ACJA), 2015.
Nnaemeka submitted that if granted bail, his client will not interfere with the investigation and that he will always be available throughout the entire procedure of the trial.
The judge, Malam Muhammed Wakili, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300,000 and a surety in like sum.
He directed that the surety must provide a passport photograph, any valid means of identification and a BVN printout from his bank.
Wakili also adjourned the matter until April 18, for hearing