Security Guard Steals Laptop, Solar Lamps


A  70-year-old security officer, Mr. Nimota Popoola, was on Tuesday docked at an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court for alleged theft of a laptop and four solar camping lamps.

Popoola is facing a one-count charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, ASP W.G. Wagbara, said the accused and one other person now at large, sneaked into an office building and removed one Acer laptop and four solar camping lamps.

Wagbara placed the value of the stolen items, which he said, belonged to one Mrs. Favour Iruejoma, at N306,000.

He said that the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 390 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.

He said that the offence was committed on Dec. 30, 2010 at 117, Aina Str., Ojodu, Ikeja.

Popoola, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Adegite, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case till March 24 for further hearing.