Lagos sales girl Adijat accused of stealing employer's N3.8m arraigned


The suspect, Adijat

By Paul Iyoghojie

The Police at the Alade Division, of the Lagos State Command, Shomolu, have arrested a sales girl, Adijat Bello, and charged her before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court.

She was accused of stealing N3,815,000 belonging to her employer, Bashan Global Resources Limited located at 28, Bajulaiye Road, Shomolu, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Bello was accused of selling wares and converted the money to her use instead of remitting the money into her employer’s account.

According to the police, the complainant uncovered the alleged fraud when it audited its accounts and reported the incident to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Shomolu Division, Lagos who directed his men led by Inspector Omini Sunday to arrest the accused.

The accused, a resident of Mohegwlu Street, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State was charged before the Yaba Magistrate’s Court on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

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Police Counsel, Magaji Haruna told the court in the charge marked C/93/2022 that the accused committed the offence on 3 November, 2022 at 28, Bajulaiye Road, Shomolu, Lagos.

Haruna informed the court that the defendant being a sales girl sold goods valued at N3,815,000 belonging to her employer and converted the money to her use instead of remitting the money into her employer’s account.

He said the offences the defendant committed were punishable under sessions 411 and 287(7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State,2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges and Magistrate, O.A. Adefope granted her bail and adjourned the case till 20 December, 2022 for mention.

Adefope ordered that the defendant be detained at the Kirikiri Correctional Facility, Apapa, Lagos till she perfected her bail conditions.

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