On Monday [17 February], a Northampton based security director was ordered to pay costs of over £4,000 for Private Security Industry Act 2001 offences.
Philip Njuguna, 41, pleaded guilty to knowingly making false statements to the Security Industry Authority and for failing to provide them with information when requested.
Njuguna, of Lyttleton Road, Northampton, was fined £175 for each offence and ordered to pay £4,000 costs at Northampton Magistrate’s Court.
This matter came to the attention of the SIA when Njuguna, the director of Eagles Vision Limited, failed to fully co-operate with SIA investigators. After further investigation, two construction sites were identified as using the company for its security requirements and none of the guards could be identified.
Njuguna was interviewed under caution and stated that only he and one other guard carried out the duties at the two sites. He also stated that his company was dormant with no security contracts between Jan 2009 and Jan 2012.
SIA investigators then discovered that the company had two other security contracts spanning end of 2010 to September 2011, clearly contradicting what Njuguna had stated in interview.
SIA Head of Investigation Nathan Salmon, said: “I’m extremely pleased with the outcome of this investigation. The director of this company has tried at every opportunity to frustrate the investigation by providing false information or no information to the SIA.
“This case is aggravated by the fact that on four construction sites unlicensed security guards were supplied and the director then refused to provide their correct identities. The offences committed may have disguised deeper offending by Eagles Vision Limited, which since the investigation has ceased to trade.”