A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday, granted N8.1 million bail to 23-year-old man, Najim Janedu, docked for allegedly stealing 92 doors and windows worth N8 million.
The judge, Mr. Umar Kagarko, granted the defendant bail after he pleaded not guilty to two-count charge of joint act and theft preferred against him.
The judge also ordered the defendant to produce a reliable surety who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
He adjourned hearing till May 17.
The prosecutor, Mr Fidelis Ogbobe, had told the court that one Franklin Banjo of Suite 36, Lungi Barracks reported the matter at Apo Police Station on January 16.
Ogbobe said that the complainant alleged that on Jan.15, he was on patrol of beats, as the Security Manager of Immaculate Security Service, Abuja.
“It was while on patrol that he discovered that one Gowon Abraham, a security guard of the company, now at large, “criminally formed a common intention with the defendant,’’ Ogbobe said.
“They stole 92 doors and windows worth N8million that were kept in the building,’’ he said.
The prosecutor also said that during police investigations, the phone of Gowon Abraham who is now at large was found in the possession of the defendant.
He said that the defendant could not “even give account of his action.’’
The offences were contrary to Sections 79 and 288 of the Penal Code.