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2 club employees face N1m theft charge



Two club employees, Chibuike Egbuchulam and Funmilayo Akanbi, on Tuesday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing N1 million from their employer.

Egbuchulam, 28 and Akanbi, 30, whose addresses were not provided, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and breach of the peace.

They, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Cyriacus Osuji, told the court that the defendants committed the offences with some others still at large on Sept. 7 at 1:14 p.m. at Moist Beach Club, Oniru Private Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Osuji alleged that the defendants fraudulently transferred the sum of N1million from their employer’s account to their own accounts.

The prosecutor said that the defendants also conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace, when they transferred the money.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 168 (d), 287 (7) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mrs M. O. Ope-Agbe, granted the defendants  bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

Ope-Agbe ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the case until Oct. 7 for mention.

Edited by Edith Bolokor/Adeleye Ajayi

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