Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced Eli Ayuba and Odeh Christopher of Messiah Security Company in Area 11, Abuja to six months imprisonment for negligence of duty.
The convicts, who pleaded guilty to the charge were however given an option of fine of N100 by Magistrate Aminu Eri.
Earlier, police prosecutor Abdullahi Adamu told the court that the matter was reported at Wuse Police Station by Mrs Uzo Ugwu of Plot 4347, Senange Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja.
Adamu said the convicts were staff of the company and were posted to guide Plot 4347, Senange Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, where they later failed to perform their duty.
According to the prosecutor, the convicts allowed thieves to break into an apartment on the plot and stole some properties.
The prosecutor said that they stole HP and Dell Laptops, a Blackberry and Nokia phones of different models from the apartment.
He said that none of the convicts could give a satisfactory account of what happened during police interrogation. He put the value of the stolen goods at N373, 000.