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Sales rep docked for stealing N7.8m from employer

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Lagos Police on Monday arraigned a 32-year-old former sales representative, Bashiru Olatunji before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for alleged theft.

The defendant is standing trial on a one-count charge of stealing.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

According to the prosecutor, DSP Kehinde Ajayi, the defendant committed the offence between January and November at Kosoko Street, Ojodu Berger, Lagos State.

She alleged that the defendant, while working as a sales representative at one Deke Super Store located in Ojodu Berger, stole the total sum of N7,809,000 which belonged to 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.

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

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

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

She adjourned the case until December 19 for trial.

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