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22-Year Old Trader Docked For Allegedly Stealing Employer’s N1.2 Million

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NAN – Chidubem Oleka, a trader, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing his employers N1.2 million.

The accused, 22, whose address is unknown, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, DSP Etim Nkankuk, told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 4 at No. 1A, Market St., Ebute Meta, Lagos state.

He said the accused, who was in charge of his employer’s shop, had failed to remit proceeds of sales into his account.

“The accused failed to remit sales from Chukwudi Uzor’s shop; instead he converted the proceeds into personal use.

“The complainant, Uzor, who lives abroad, had put Oleka in charge of his shop.

“On his arrival in Nigeria, he discovered that Oleke had converted the money to his use,” Nkankuk said.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

However, Oleka pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O. I. Adelaja, granted the accused bail in the sum of N300,000 with one surety in like sum.

Adelaja adjourned the case to Wednesday, May 13, 2015 for mention.

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