Guards Charged With Theft Of Can Beer


Two guards with Arksego Security Company, on Tuesday, appeared before a Yaba Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, over the alleged theft of 29 cans of beer worth N8,700.

The accused, Chukwudi Okafor, 28 and Festus Ajayi, 23, are standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing the products, property of Nigeria Breweries Plc (NB), Lagos.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Gbemileke Agoi, told the court that the accused, both security guards at NB, Plc, Iganmu, Lagos, committed the offence on July 27, at its Shomolu depot.

According to him, the accused stole 12 cans of Gulder, valued at N3,600 and 17 cans of Star lager, valued at N5,100.

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The prosecutor said that the offences were contrary to Sections 516 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mr. O. S. Aka-Bashorun granted the men bail in the sum of N100,000 each with two sureties in like sum.

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