Man in Court for Stealing Refrigerator


A 26-year-old security guard, Fidelis Guchong, was on Tuesday arraigned in a Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing a refrigerator valued at N40,000.

Guchong of Spears Security Organisation, Kugbo village, is facing trial on a count charge of theft.
He denied the charge, while the judge, Mr Umar Kagarko, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100, 000 and one surety in like sum.

The judge adjourned further hearing till April 25.
The prosecutor, Mr Fidelis Ogbobe, had told the court that one Yerima Hassan, the Manager of Spears Security, reported the matter at Apo Police Station on March 6.

Ogbobe said that the complainant alleged that the defendant, a staff of the company attached to a beat at Gudu District, dishonestly stole one nexus fridge worth N40, 000.

According to the prosecutor, the defendant opened the warehouse where he was employed to guard and stole the fridge.
He also said that during police investigation, the defendant confessed to have committed the crime.

“He sold it to one Henry Danladi of Durumi II,’’ Ogbobe said.
The prosecutor said the offence was contrary to Section 289 of the Penal Code.

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