The police on Tuesday arraigned four security guards in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court Abuja, for negligent conduct.
The accused persons are Emmanuel Essien, 32; Tarfa Gade, 37; Hamza Adamu, 27, and Emmanuel Udofia, 33, all attached as guards to Brains and Braces Ltd, Djibouti Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja.
The prosecutor, Cpl Francis Tanko, told the court that on April 6, Mr Boluwati Adetayo, Marketing Manager of the company, reported the accused at the Wuse Zone 3 Police Station.
He said that Adetayo had reported that on same day, the accused persons connived and negligently abandoned
their duty post, allowing armed robbers to invade the premises.
According to Tanko, at about 5 a.m., the armed robbers who were six in number, broke into the company’s office
and stole a TV and a DVD player valued at N169,000.
Tanko informed the court that the robbers also stole a black Hilux Vehicle with Registration number YAB 637 JK which had
since been recovered from them.
He said that the offence was contrary to sections 79 and 196 of the Penal Code.
If found guilty, they are liable to six months imprisonment or with fine or both.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the offences.
The Judge, Mrs Binta Dogonyaro, granted them bail for N100,000 each with one reasonable surety each must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
She said that the sureties must swear to an affidavit of means and deposit their passport photographs to the court’s registry.
Dogonyaro adjourned the case until May 20, for hearing.