By Ige Adekunle
Sango-Ota(Ogun) – A 35-year-old man, Adewale Omolaja, on Tuesday appeared before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly stealing N8.5 million belonging to his employer. Omolaja, who lives at No. 22 Oremeji St., Ota, is facing a charge of stealing to which he pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb. 14 at No. 2, Alli Isiba St., Ota. Mustapha alleged that the accused stole N8.5 million from the sale of his employer’s Bet Naija Lottery Company. According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Section 390(9) of the Criminal Law of Ogun. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Mathew Akinyemi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum. Akinyemi said the sureties should reside within the court’s jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed. He added thst the sureties should show evidence of tax payments to Ogun Government. The case was adjourned until March 28 for mention.