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Ogun State Police have arraigned one Bashiru Sofolahan, a security guard at Vanguard Pharmacy for allegedly stealing money and goods worth over N800, 000 from the store.
The accused was arraigned before a magistrate court sitting at Isabo, Abeokuta, the state capital.
Bashiru allegedly stole a cash sum of N231,000, goods worth N591,000 and one mobile phone worth above N44,000 from the store.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the suspect is a security man from Strong Arm security company, and attached to the pharmacy situated at Oke-Ilewo, area of Abeokuta.
The manager of the security company, Solomon Ajayi, who witnessed against the accused in court, stated that Bashiru was caught on CCTV camera in the store.
Ajayi said, “The manager confirmed that there was stealing at the store and they have checked the camera and they said it was our security man (Bashiru) that was seen on the CCTV.
“Afterwards, I reported at the police station and an I.P.O, Mr. Sangowale was assigned to me to investigate the matter.
“Before then, policemen were sent to arrest the two security personnels working at the pharmacy, Wasiu and Bashiru.
“In our investigation, that was when Bashiru confessed to have entered into the store to steal money and even questioned on how he got in, he showed us where the store keys were being kept.”
Delivering judgement after the trial and cross-examination by the defence counsel, the chief magistrate, I.O Abudu adjourned the case till 25th April, 2022.