Salesgirl in court over theft of N466, 000




A 20-year-old salesgirl, Suliat Mukaila, on Monday appeared in an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing her employer’s N466, 000.

The accused, who resides at Isaac Adenuga Street, Agiliti in Mile 12, Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the offence was committed on Sept. 9, 2016 at Mile 12 in Lagos.

He said that the complainant, a businesswoman, reported the case of stealing against the accused at the Ogudu Police Station.

“The complainant gave the accused the sum of N466, 000 to deposit at First Bank in favour of her customer who was to supply her vegetable oil.

“The complainant stated that to her greatest surprise, the accused came back to her in the evening of that day to say she was robbed by two women,’’ Ihiehie said.

He said that when the complainant kept on demanding for her money, the accused started to threaten her.

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The prosecutor said the offences contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. Sule-Amzat, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two reliable sureties.

Amzat said that one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused who must show evidence of gainful employment in a reputable limited liability company.

She ruled that the sureties should, in addition, show evidence of tax payment for at least two years.

The magistrate adjourned the case till Jan. 25.

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