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Police arraign security guard for allegedly stealing diesel



The Police, on Thursday, arraigned a 20-year-old security guard Ali Rabiu, before a Kado Grade I Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing diesel.

The police, charged Rabiu of Salisu Ilyasu street life Camp Abuja, with theft and mischief.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Stanley Nwafoaku, told the court that on May 2, at about 1 p.m., Mr Charles Udoh of plot 995 Salisu Ilyasu Street, Life Camp Abuja, reported the matter at Life Camp police station.

Nwafoaku alleged that on April 29, the complainant, went to service his generator and he discovered that the hose of the generator connecting the diesel tank to the fuel pump had been tempered with.

He said the hose was wrongly connected to the breeder of the generator causing damages and loss of over 70 liters of diesel valued at N52,000.

The prosecution counsel listed the damaged generator parts to include; amateur cool AVR valued at N450,000, crank sharp valued at N25,000, with mechanical and electrical expenses valued at N20,000.

Nwafoaku said the total cost of the damage was estimated at N495, 000 adding that during police investigation, the defendant openly confessed and admitted to the allegation.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 289 and 327 of the Penal Code Law.

The Defence Counsel, Charity Nwosu made an oral bail application, citing Section 36 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and Section 158 of Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), 2015, assuring that the defendant would not jump bail, if granted.

Nwafoaku, however, did not object to the bail application made by the defense counsel.

The Judge, Muhammed Wakili admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300,000 and one surety in like sum.

Wakili ordered that the surety must provide a BVN print out, recent passport photograph and a valid identification card, which must be verified by the court registrar.

The judge adjourned the matter until May 25, for hearing.

Talatu Maiwada

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