Court dismisses security guard over alleged theft of N1.8m UNILORIN asset

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A magistrate’s court in Ilorin on Thursday remanded a 28-year-old security guard, Kaura Joseph, for allegedly stealing items worth N1.8 million from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Ilorin in Kwara State.

The Police Information Report (FIR) said Joseph was apprehended by his fellow vigilantes at the university’s second gate as he tried to escape with a surface air conditioner.

The FIR added that the accused confessed to stealing the air conditioner and other items including four sets of computers, grinders, six stabilizers, a cooler, laptops and stationery in June 2022 from the same faculty building.

“The defendant further confessed that he had keys to enter the laboratory offices, adding that he sold all the stolen items amounting to N1.8 million to unknown passers-by,” said the FIR.

The prosecutor, Abdullahi Sanni, urged the court to take cognizance of the exparte motion attached to the accused’s charges, saying the court should decide the case according to law.

Magistrate Jumoke Bangboye ordered the accused to be remanded to Ilorin Correctional Centre.

The magistrate adjourned the case to September 9, 2022.

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