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Lagos, March 11, 2019 A 24-year-old sales representative, Daniel Ijiir, who allegedly stole N450,000 proceeds from the sales of plywood belonging to his employer was on Monday brought before a Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Ijiir, a resident of Oribawa, Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos is facing a charge of theft.

Ajibode said that the defendant, a labourer loading plywood for the company, was promoted to the Sales Department as a sales representative in January due to his diligence.

She said the defendant sold the plywood worth N450, 000, but instead of remitting the money into the company’s account, he converted it to his personal use and absconded.

The prosecutor said that the sales proceeds belong to Mr Renato Onyeka, the defendant’s employer.

She said that the defendant was, however, apprehended a week later.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that stealing from one’s employer contravenes Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, and attracts seven years’ imprisonment.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, granted the defendant N100, 000 bail the with two sureties in like sum.

Elias ordered that one of the sureties must be a relative of the accused and the other a civil servant.

He adjourned the case until April 4 for mention.

 

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