A 19-year-old sales boy, Lucky Ovie, was on Tuesday arraigned before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State for allegedly stealing his employer’s N35,000.
The defendant of no fixed address is standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on stealing and converting other peoples property to personal use.
The Prosecutor, Insp Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the defendant on April 12 stole the money which was from sales of bags of cement belonging to his boss, one Wale Banjoko.
Orogbemi said that the defendant also converted the stolen money to his personal use before he was apprehended.
The prosecutor said that the offences were contrary to Sections 390(9) and 383, Criminal Code, Cap.37, Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
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 a year ‘s tax clearance.
He adjourned the case till May 24 for further hearing.
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