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Salesman in court over alleged theft of employer’s N647, 000

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Lagos, March 12, 2019 A 34 -year-old salesman, Adetunji Ayodeji,  on Tuesday appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing his employer’s  N647, 000.

Ayodeji, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of stealing, but he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the defendant committed the offence from Feb. 3 to Feb. 21 at Zagumi Company,  China Town, Ojota, Lagos.

Ihiehie said that the defendant  stole  N647, 000  he realised from  sales he made for  the company.

“He collected N647, 000 being proceeds from the sales made and failed to pay  it in the company’s account.

“He was reported to the police and was immediately arrested,’’ Ihiehie said.

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 punishable with seven years’ imprisonment.

The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200, 000  with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the case until April 8 for mention.

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Salesman docked over N4.3m fraud

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A 30-year-old salesman, Jamiu Olawale, on Thursday appeared at a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding two people N4.3 million.

Olawale, who reside in Lagos Island, is facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing and obtaining money by false pretence.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Oriabure told the court that the defendant committed the offence in 2018 at an Electronics Store at No. 27, Idolowo St., Lagos Island, Lagos.

Oriabure said the defendant defrauded two of his employer’s customers Mr Odera Umejiego and Mr Chukwudi Mgbemena, by asking them to invest their money to clear a container at the port for a percentage.

He said that Olawale told the complainants, to invest by paying to clear the container and receive a percentage from the sales of the goods.

“He knew that he had no container of electronics at the port, but went ahead to collect N1.6million from Umejiego and N2.7million from Mgbemena which he squandered.

“He has been on the run since 2018 but was recently tracked down and apprehended,” he said.

The offence contravened sections 411, 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 (Revised).

The Nigeria News Agency reports that Section 287 stipulates a three-year jail term for the stealing, while Section 314 carries 15 years for obtaining by false pretence.

The Magistrate, Mrs E.N. Ojuromi, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N350,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Ojuromi ordered that one of the sureties must be above 40 years of age.

She said both sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction with evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The magistrate adjourned the case till Feb. 24 for mention.

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Salesman docked over alleged theft of N3.2m recharge cards

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A 32-year-old salesman, Chigozie Nwanguma, was on Tuesday appeared in a Yaba Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing recharge cards worth N3.2 million belonging to his employer.

Nwanguma, who resides in Okota area of Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing.

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

The prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Oriabure, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between June and November at No. 44, Montgomery St., Yaba, Lagos.

Oriabure said that the defendant was employed by the complainant, Mrs Nkiru Nnanna, as salesman for her recharge card business.

He said that the defendant was also responsible for the purchasing of the recharge cards from the dealer.

Oriabure said when the complainant decided to take stock of the cards; she discovered discrepancies in the proceeds.

The prosecutor said that it was discovered that Nwanguma had stolen recharge cards worth N3.2 million from the complainant.

He said the offence contravened Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

Section 287 (7) prescribes a seven-year jail term upon conviction for stealing.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs E.N. Ojuromi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Ojuromi ordered that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was adjourned until Dec. 18, for mention.

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Salesman arraigned over alleged theft of employer’s N400,000 goods 

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A Salesman, Bolaji Balogun, who allegedly stole goods worth N400,000 from his employer’s shop on Monday appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos Island.

The Police arraigned the defendant on a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ajaga Agboko, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Aug. 19, at about 10:00 p.m. at Ebute-Ero Market, Lagos Island.

He alleged that the defendant, a salesman, conspired with a trader (at large) in the same market to steal his employer’s goods worth N400,000.

The prosecutor told the court that defendant stole cartons of sachet tomato paste, cartons of detergent and spices, all valued at N400,000 belonging to his employer, Mrs Omolara Giwa.

Agboko alleged that the defendant stole the items after the close of the day’s sales when his employer had left and instructed him to lock up the shop.

“The defendant took the goods to another trader’s shop so that they could sell and share the proceeds,’’ he said.

According to him, the offences contravene Sections 285 (7) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that Section 285 (7) stipulates seven years imprisonment for theft, while Section 411 provides for two years imprisonment for conspiracy for convicted offender.

The Magistrate, Mr T. A. Anjorin-Ajose, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until Oct. 9 for hearing.

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Salesman,32, docked for allegedly stealing N150, 000

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) A 32-year-old , salesman, Samuel Adekwu, who allegedly stole N150, 000 sales proceeds, was on Monday brought before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The defendant, a resident of Old Abeokuta Road, Pen Cinema, Agege, was arraigned on a charge of stealing, which he denied.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Donjour Perezi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 17, at First Bank, Ogudu Branch.

He said that the defendant stole an accumulated amount of N150, 000, being sales proceeds belonging to his employer, Mr Bala Yesufu.

“The complainant entrusted the running of his shop to the defendant and travelled.

“The defendant was to go to the bank and deposit the said amount into the shop’s account as usual, but instead converted it to his own personal use and deposited the money into his own account,” he said.

According to him, the complainant later noticed discrepancies while looking into the monthly accounts.

He said the offence contravened Section 287(7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which stipulates three years imprisonment for anyone found guilty.

The Magistrate, Ms Bukola Mogaji, granted the defendant N50, 000 bail with two sureties in like amount.

She said that the sureties must be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment.

Mogaji adjourned the case until July 12 for mention.

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Salesman docked for allegedly stealing N650, 000

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A salesman, Joseph Omoniyi, on Thursday appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for  allegedly stealing his employer’s N650,000.

Omoniyi, 36, whose address was not given, is facing a charge of stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Rukayat Ogundeji, told the court that the defendant committed the offence from October to December, 2018 at Foyaf Investment Company Ltd. in Lagos.

Ogundeji said that the defendant sold some items worth N650, 000 and fraudulently converted the money to his personal use.‎

The offence contravenes Section 280 (1) (a) and (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs T.O. Abayomi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N250, 000 with two sureties in like sum.‎

Abayomi ordered that the sureties must be employed in reputable companies and should show evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.‎

The case was adjourned until May 28 for trial.

 

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Salesman in court for allegedly stealing employer’s gardening tools

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Lagos, April 24, 2019 A 27-year-old salesman, James Ajine, who allegedly stole his employer’s gardening tools  worth N80,000, on Wednesday appeared in a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Ajine, whose address was not provided, is charged with conspiracy and theft.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ajaga Agboko, told the court that the  defendant committed the offence on April 10 at 3 p.m., at No. 64b, Emma Abimbola St., Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

He said that the defendant, a salesman at a gardening tools shop, stole the goods belonging to his employer, Mr Peter Udeh.

Agboko noted that Ajine stole flower pots, chemicals, scissors, trowel and gloves, all valued at N80,000.

“Udeh came to take stock and noticed that some goods are missing,” he said.

The offence, he said,  contravened the provisions of sections 287 (7) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015; which attracts seven years and two years imprisonment respectively, for offenders.

The Magistrate, Mr T. A. Anjorin-Ajose, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

Anjorin-Ajose ordered that the surety must be a relation of the defendant.

He adjourned the case until May 15 for further hearing.

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Salesman docked over alleged theft of employer’s N406,000

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Okereke, a resident of Iwaya area of Lagos, is facing a count charge of stealing from employer but he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Oriabure, told  the court that the defendant committed the offence between March 9 and March 30 at No. 36, Owodunni Street, Iwaya, Yaba.

He said that  the defendant had been employed by one Mrs Precious Daniel as a salesman for six months.

The prosecutor said that the defendant sold foodstuffs for Daniel. 

Oriabure alleged that the defendant had been stealing from his employer  by converting proceeds of the sales to his personal use.

“My lord, it was when the complainant (Daniel)  took stock of the items in her store that she discovered the theft and called the police.

“The defendant had in one month stolen a total of N406,000 from the proceeds,” he said, noting that stealing from employer contravened Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 287(7) prescribes a seven-year jail term for  stealing from one’s employer.

Chief Magistrate Oluwatoyin Ojuromi granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She ruled that both sureties must be gainfully employed, reside within the court’s jurisdiction and show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the case until April 30 for mention.

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Salesman, 20, docked for allegedly stealing N218, 000 recharge cards

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Ajayi, who resides at Oworonshoki area of Lagos, is facing a count charge of stealing from employer.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence at 9.30p.m.on Aug. 26, 2018, at No. 14, Alabi Owoyemi St., Oworonshoki.

According to her, the defendant had been in the employment of the complainant, Mr Stephen Ekpe, as a salesman.

She alleged that the complainant gave Ajayi recharge cards of various telecommunication networks worth N1.7 million to sell.

Olaluwoye said that the complaint later discovered that recharge cards worth N218,000 were missing and stolen by the salesman.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that stealing from one’s employer contravenes Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised), and is punishable with a seven-year jail term.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluwatoyin Oghere, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Oghere ordered that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was adjourned until June 26 for mention.

 

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Salesman appears in court for alleged N50, 000 theft

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Okitipupa (Ondo State), Feb. 7, 2019 (NNN) A 29-year-old salesman, Gboluga Adeoye, on Thursday, appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ondo State for allegedly stealing N50,000.

The defendant, who has no fixed address, is standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on stealing and converting another person’s property to his personal use.

The prosecutor, Insp Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the defendant, on Dec. 27, 2018, stole the money collected as proceeds of sales of some bags of cement belonging to his employer, Korede Arowolo.

Orogbemi added that the defendant also converted the stolen money into his personal use before he was arrested.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 390(9) and 383 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty as charged.

The chief magistrate, Mr Musa Al-Yunus, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50, 000 and a surety in like sum with evidence of one year tax clearance.

He adjourned the case until Feb. 21 for further hearing. (NNN)
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