Court sentences security guard to 1 month In prison for negligence

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An Abuja Grade 1 Area Court sitting in Kado, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced a security guard, Isah Suleiman, to one month in prison for negligence of duty.

The Presiding Judge, Malam Abubakar Sadiq, sentenced Suleiman, of E-Control Security Company Ltd, after he pleaded guilty.

Sadiq, however, gave Suleiman an option to pay N1, 500 as fine.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mr Simeon Ibrahim, had told the court that the convict was arrested after the complainant, Uweja Teodon, lodged a report.

He said that Teodon, of suit 32, Zeka Plaza, lodged the report at the Utako police station on March 3.

The prosecutor said that Teodon reported that the convict negligently left his duty post and allowed unknown person(s) to steal the brain box of a Toyota Hiace bus with Reg. no. BWR 525 FP.

Ibrahim said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 196 of the Penal Code