Salesgirl Steals Employer's N6m Recharge Cards


A recharge card sales lady, who allegedly stole her employer’s N1.4 million and recharge cards valued at N6 million, was on Tuesday arraigned in court.

Funmilayo Giwa, 29, is standing trial at a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that the accused sold the cards belonging to Kenneth and George Nigeria Ltd., and converted the money to her personal use.

Chinalu said that Giwa with others at large committed the offences on Aug. 6, at 137, Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos.

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He said that the offences contravened Sections 516 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State and is punishable with seven years imprisonment.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. A. A. Demi-Ajayi adjourned the case till Oct. 6, for further hearing.

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