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Female sales manager docked over alleged N2.5m jewellery theft



Female sales manager docked over alleged N2.5m jewellery theft

A female Sales Manager in a textile company, Aisha Ishola, was, on Tuesday, arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing a gold jewellery, worth N2.5 million.

Ishola, 27, is standing trial on a two-count charge of stealing and conspiracy.

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Chinedu Njoku, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on May 18, at Martins Street, Lagos Island.

Njoku said that the defendant stole a 121.2-gram gold jewellery, worth N2.5 million, belonging to the complainant, one Mr Afeez Oshodi, a customer to the textile company.

He further said the complainant bought some textile materials from the company and entrusted it, alongside the jewellery, in the care of the defendant.

“The complainant asked the defendant to help him send the materials, including the jewellery, to someone in the United States of America through courier, but the defendant stole the gold jewellery and sent only the textile materials to the recipient,” Njoku said.

According to him, the offences contravene Sections 287(3) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

The Magistrate, Mrs Folashade Botoku, granted her a N200,000 bail, with two sureties in like sum.

He ordered that the defendant be kept at the Lion Building Police Division, in compliance with the COViD-19 protocols, until she perfected the bail conditions.

Botoku, thereafter, adjourned the case till July 14, for mention.

Edited By: Bola Akingbehin and (NAN)

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