Hotel staff docked over alleged theft of employer’s money

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Stealing
Abeokuta, Feb. 14, 2019 (NNN) A 21-year-old man, Sodiq Akinlade, was on Thursday brought before an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N253, 750 from his employer.

Akinlade, an employee with Phonix Hotel, Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta, is facing trial is facing a three-count charge bordering on stealing and unlawful conversion.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Olubisi Lawrence, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb.3 at about 5.45p.m at the Phonix Hotel in Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta.

Lawrence said that the defendant, with intent to defraud the hotel, stole N83, 750 and N170, 000 totalling N253, 750, belonging to Matanmi Owolabi.

He said Akinlade converted the stolen money to his personal use.

According to him, the offence committed contravened Sections 383(1), 390(6) and 516 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State 2006.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mrs Sam Obaleye, granted the defendant bail of N50, 000 with two responsible sureties in like sum.

Obaleye said that the sureties must reside within the court jurisdictions and show evidence of tax payment to the Ogun Government.

She adjourned the case until Feb. 25 for hearing. (NNN)
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Edited by Debo Oshundun/Olagoke Olatoye