Accountant, sales assistant docked over alleged N2.3m theft

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By Vivian Ibobo

Lagos – A Company Accountant, Samson Adejoh and a Sales Assistant, Chisom Uzor, were on Friday docked before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N2.3 million.

Adejoh, 36 and Uzor, 26, whose addresses were not provided, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Christopher John, told the court that the defendants committed the offences at Mouka Foam Nigeria Ltd., Alagbado, Lagos, on Jan. 1.

John said that the fraud was discovered when the accounts of the company were audited.

“The duo stole the money and failed to remit N2.3 million into the company’s account.

“All fingers were pointing at the defendants because they were in charge of the company’s accounts and sales,’’ the prosecutor said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that stealing and conspiracy contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The Chief Magistrate, Mr P. E. Nwaka, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N300,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

He adjourned the case until April 4, for hearing.

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