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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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