Saleswoman docked over alleged theft of employer’s N300,000




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LAGOS – A 24-year-old saleswoman, Rosita Ogechukwu, Wednesday appeared at before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos alleged theft of N300,000 belonging to her employer.
Ogechukwu, who resides at No. 34, Coker Compound, Baale St., Orile, Lagos, is facing a count charge.
She, however, pleaded innocent.
The prosecutor, ASP Augustine Orji, told the court that Ogechukwu committed the offence September to November at the Balogun Market Lagos Island.
He said that the accused converted the sum belonging to Mr Bosa Okafor for personal use.
The prosecutor submitted that Okafor owned a cosmetics shop where he employed the accused.
Orji said that the saleswoman initially converted N100,000, which she was supposed to deposit at a bank.
The prosecutor added that Ogechukwu later collected N200,000 customers, who owed Okafor, and did remit the sum to him.
He said that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 285 stipulates three years imprisonment for anyone found guilty of stealing.
The Magistrate, Mrs Salama Matepo, granted the saleswoman bail in the sum of N50,000 two sureties in like sum.
Matepo adjourned the case to Feb. 2 for mention. (NAN)