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Police Arraign Sales Rep For Stealing Employer’s N7.8 Million

A 32-year-old former sales representative, Bashiru Olatunji, was on Monday dragged before a magistrates’ court in Ikeja, Lagos, for alleged theft.

The defendant is standing trial before Magistrate E. Kubeinje on a one-count charge of stealing.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, DSP Kehinde Ajayi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between January and November at Kosoko Street, Ojodu Berger, Lagos State.

Ms Ajayi alleged that the defendant, while still acting as a sales representative to his employer, one Deke Super Store at Ojodu Berger, stole N7,809,000.

The money is said to be the property of his employer.

The prosecutor said investigations revealed that the defendant had been stealing money from the company for a long time but was later apprehended and detained by the police.

She said the offence contravened section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The court granted the defendant N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

Mr Kubeinje ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed with proof of tax payments and verification and that one must be a blood relative.

He adjourned the case until December 19 for trial. 


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