A 52-year-old security guard, Adebayo Samson, was on Wednesday arraigned at a Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, for allegedly stealing N400,000 and a microphone worth N20,000.
Samson, who resides at No. 24 Temitope St., Iyana-Iyesi, Ota, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Police Prosecutor, Cpl. T. T. Olatoye, told the court that Samson conspired with the others, now at large, to steal the money and microphone from his employer, Oba Fatai Mantanmi, a traditional ruler.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 390(9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The Magistrate, Mrs Sam Obaleye, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N30,000 with a surety in like sum.
She ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed, with evidence of tax payment to the Ogun State Government.
She adjourned the case to N0v. 9 for hearing.