A 25-year-old sales representative, Gabriel Ogah, who allegedly stole his employer’s N200, 000, was on Friday arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Ogah, who resides at No 7, Kadiri St., Ikeja, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Mike Unah, told the court that Ogah committed the offences on Nov. 2 at No.1 Oladipo Banjo St., Oke-ira, Ogba, Lagos.
Unah said that the accused stole the money from the office of the complainant, Mr Isaac Babatunde.
“Ogah stole the N200, 000 when the complainant stepped out of his office.
“When the complainant went back to his office to get the money, he saw that it was missing; he asked the accused who said he knew nothing about the money,” he said.
Unah said that the case was reported to the police station and the accused was subsequently arrested.
The offence contravened Section 287 (7) and 307 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Section 287 (7) stipulates a seven-year imprisonment for stealing from one’s employer.
The Magistrate, Mr A.A. Fashola, granted Ogah N100, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until Feb. 6, 2019. (NAN)