Tajudeen Rasaki is 29.

He ought to secure people’s lives and property being a security guard.

But he has been brought before a court for allegedly stealing from his stepmother.

He resides at Agbado Road, Iju, Lagos and he is facing charges of burglary and theft.

Rasaki has denied the charges.

At an Ikeja Magistrates' Court, Lagos, on Tuesday, prosecutor, Essien Ndarake, alleged that he burgled his stepmother’s room and stole 58,000 Naira.

The prosecutor, Essien Ndarake, told the court that the accused committed the offences on September 12, 2016 at his residence.

Ndarake said that the complainant came back from work to discover that the burglar proof at the entrance of her apartment had been destroyed and her room ransacked.

"What surprised her was that her room door was intact, but when she opened the door with her key, she discovered that the room had been ransacked.

"She discovered that the money she kept inside her bag in her wardrobe was missing.

"A search was conducted and a duplicated key to the complainant’s apartment was found in the accused’s room," he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that after listening to his testimony and the accused plea, the Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, granted Rasaki 40,000 Naira bail and ordered him to produce two sureties in the like sum.

She said that the sureties must be gainfully employed and should show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

Kubeinje adjourned the case till April 24 for mention.

The offences contravened Sections 285 and 307 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015  and if found guilty of stealing, he could get a seven-year jail term based on provisions of Section 307.