Court remands security guard in prison for negligence

An Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court yesterday ordered that a security guard, John James, 20, be remanded in prison custody for abandoning his duty post at the Royal Nations Christian School, Abuja.

The Senior Magistrate, Zubairu Mohammed, ordered that the accused, who resides at Team 7, Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja, be remanded till April 14 for further investigation into the matter.

James was arraigned for negligent conduct and he pleaded guilty to the charge.

“When the school closed at about 5.30 p.m., I began to feel sick and cold, so I entered inside one of the classes to rest but I slept off till the next day.

“When I woke up I discovered that the door of the school was forcefully opened and some of the school items were stolen,’’ the accused said.

The senior magistrate said that in the interim, the accused should be remanded in prison to enable the police to further investigate the matter in spite the accused f guilt.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Cpl. Salihu Mohammed, told the court that one Olubunmi Samson of Team 7, Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja, reported the matter at the Gwarinpa Police Station, on March 29.

Mohammed alleged that the accused slept off while on duty, allowing hoodlums to enter the school. He said the criminals stole a television set, a laptop computer and an amplifier which had not been valued. (NAN)

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