23-yr-old shop keeper docked over alleged theft of employer’s N5.9m goods




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IBADAN – A 23-year-old shopkeeper, Ezekiel Igwe, was on Wednesday arraigned in  an Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing employer’ goods worth  N5.9 million.

Igwe was arraigned  on a one-count charge of stealing.

The Prosecutor, Insp  Samad Aliu, said Igwe was an employee of  one Stephen Ogbonna, a dealer cell phones.

Aliu alleged that Igwe had been  selling the cell phones the shop without remitting the whole  proceeds   the shop owner.

He said Igwe  committed the alleged offence on Jan. 26, 2013 about 8 a.m. at  Shop 6, Iwo Road Shopping Complex, Ibadan.

Aliu said the offence contravened section 390 (6) (9) of the Criminal Code Cap.38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The accused, however,  pleaded guilty the offence.

Chief Magistrate Olaide Amzat  granted the accused bail the sum of N1 million  with two sureties in like sum.

Amzat ordered that one of the sureties be a civil servant on not lower than grade level 12  while the other should be resident within the magisterial district.

He  adjourned the case till June 11 for mention. (NAN)