Ukamaka, of No. 23A, Afolabi Lesi St., Ilupeju, Lagos, is being tried for fraud and stealing.
The Prosecutor, Cpl. Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in March at Ilupeju, Lagos.
Olatunde said that the accused issued a dud cheque to Edic Chemical and Allied Distribution Ltd.
“The accused issued a diamond bank cheque No. 58531309 for N3 million to the company, dated April 22, which was dishonoured on presentation due to insufficient funds in the account,” he said.
Olatunde said that the accused, who was a sales representative of Edic Chemical and Allied Distribution Ltd, fraudulently obtained 5,200 cartoons of gale tin tomato paste, valued at N3 million.
“Ukamaka collected the goods on the pretext of remitting the money into the company’s account but failed to do so.
“When the company was asking for the money, the accused issued a dud cheque to the company.
“All efforts made by the company to retrieve the money proved abortive,” he said.
Olatunde said that the offences contravened Sections 285, 312 and 313 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Section 312 prescribes a 15-year jail term as penalty for convicted offenders.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mr Akeem Fashola, granted the accused bail in the sum of N250,000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till June 26, for mention. (NAN)