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A 23 -year – old security guard, Jackson Ogwu has been brought before an Ogun Magistrate Court sitting in Isabo Abeokuta for allegedly breaking into two of the houses he was guarding, and steal house appliances.
Ogwu, who is facing a seven-count charge of conspiracy, burglary, unlawfully entry and theft pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Prosecutor, Sgt Adejoke Adebari told the court that the defendant committed the offences between August 2018 and March 2019 at Ajebo road housing estate Kemta area of Abeokuta.
Adebari said the defendant, a security guard, and others currently at large, burgled the residence of one Nwadinma Onwusinbe and stole gas cylinder and pressing iron whose valued is yet unknown.
He said, “The defendant also broke into the residence of one Moses Akinsanmi where he stole one 42 inches L.G Plasma TV, one UPS, two window curtains total value yet unknown.
“He was arrested with the help of the estate Chairman and was later handed over to the police.”
Prosecutor said the offence committed is contrary to and punishable under section 390(9), 411,412,516 of the Criminal code laws of Ogun
The Magistrate, Mrs Sam Obaleye granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Obaleye said one of the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and must have paid their tax.
The case was adjourned till April 5th 2019 for trial.