Two security guards were on Tuesday arraigned before Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing 165 iron rods valued N396,000.
The defendants, Muhammadu Jato, 45 and Muhammadu Gana, 24, reside at Road 444 Gwarinpa.
They were arraigned on a two-count charge of joint act and theft.
The prosecutor, Mrs Florence Auhioboh, told the court that the complainant, Hamsu Bappa of C Avenue Gwarinpa reported the matter at Gwarinpa Police Station on May 9.
She added that on that day, at about 9.30 p.m. the defendants conspired and stole the iron rods from the complainant’s construction site.
She said that during investigation, the police discovered that the defendants sold the iron rods to one Nasiru Ibrahim.
She said the offence contravened Sections 79 and 288 of the Penal Code.
The two men however denied committing the offences.
The Judge, Mr Abubakar Sadiq, granted…
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