Guard jailed for theft 2 days after employment

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Paul Iyoghojie

An 18-year old security guard, Abudul Maliq Tijani attached to the Trinity House of God Church, Victoria Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria has been sentenced to three months imprisonment with hard labour by an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court Lagos for stealing four laptops valued at N570, 000 from the church.

The convict stole the laptops two days after he was employed.

The convict was sentenced by Magistrate O.G Oghre after he pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of stealing preferred against him by the police at the Bar Beach Division, Victoria Island.

The police stated that Tijani entered the media office of the Trinity House of God Church with a stolen key from the bundles of keys belonging to the church and used the key to open the door and steal the laptops and use a ladder to jump over a fence.

The police said that while the convict was escaping with…

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