Abuja – A 25-year-old security guard, Adamu Kawu, accused of stealing medical equipment valued at N500, 000, was on Tuesday brought before a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja.

Kawu, who resides at Jabi Village, Abuja, is standing trial on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and theft.

The prosecutor, Florence Auhioboh, told the court that Engwa Christian of Jabi reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Station, Abuja, on March 17.

Auhioboh said that the complainant alleged that sometimes in February, the defendant, stole his medical equipment valued at N500, 000.

He said that the defendant also stole N60, 000 belonging to Bassey Evalson of the same address.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 312 and 288 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, granted the defendant bail of N100, 000 and one surety in like sum.

Sadiq said that the surety must provide any utility bill bearing his name and must be residing within the court jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case to April 25 for further hearing.

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