A security guard, Afo Pius, 26, charged with negligence and causing the death of another inside a pool, was on Monday arraigned in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The accused appeared on a two-count charge of stealing and negligence.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

The prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Nwadione said that the accused committed the offence on Oct. 30, 2016 at No. 5, Siyanbola Close, off Akora Estate, Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja.

He alleged that the accused had been negligent in his duties and had not been quick to detect the death of one Joshua Bello, 29, who had drowned in the pool in the residence where he was guarding.

Nwadione also said that the accused stole the following items: Infinix dual sim, Apple I-pad, grilling machine, a wrist watch, a pair of ray ban glasses, a bunch of keys and N3, 000 from the deceased.

He said the offence contravened Sections 216 and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.S. Okubule admitted the accused to a N200,000 bail with two sureties in like sum and adjourned further hearing till March 7.