BY ONOZURE DANIA
LAGOS — Two security guards of Daystar Christian Centre were, Thursday, docked before an Ikeja Magistrate’s court for allegedly stealing 100 litres of diesel worth N20,000.
The suspects are Felix Richard (26) and Lucky Ikiedemhe (26), who were arraigned before Magistrate Abimbola Makanju-Oshodi.
The security guards who reside at 35, Oyinlola Street, Ipaja and 16, Adeniyi Jones, Ogba respectively, were brought to court on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Samson Ekikere, said the defendants committed the alleged crime on August 24, 2013, at about 10:35pm, at Oregun, Ikeja.
He said the defendants, while inside the church premises, conspired to steal 100 litres of diesel belonging to Daystar Christian Centre.
According to him, the head of the security guard of the church caught the defendants while they were trying to smuggle out the diesel from the church’s compound.
The prosecutor said the offence committed contravened Section 409 and punishable under Section 285 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
When the charge was read to the defendants, they pleaded not guilty.
Meantime, the 29-year-old mechanic, Fashina, who resides at 4, Dada Street, Iyana Iba area of Lagos, was said to have committed the alleged offence at about 6 a.m on August 11, 2013, at Iyana Iba junction, Lagos.
According to the prosecutor, the defendant robbed an unregistered Bajaj motorcycle, which is valued N98,000., However, the owner of the motorcycle has not been identified yet.
The police prosecutor said, “the defendant is a member of a robbery syndicate that usually rides on motorcycle to rob people of their belongings.