Sales rep. docked over al­leged theft of N1.2m ta­ble wa­ter

Daily Trust - - CRIME -

A 37-year-old sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive was on Wed­nes­day docked at an Iko­rodu Mag­is­trates’ Court in La­gos State for al­legedly steal­ing 7,777 car­tons of ta­ble wa­ter worth N1.2 mil­lion.

The ac­cused, Adeyemi Tayo, whose ad­dress is un­known, is fac­ing a twocount charge of steal­ing and forgery.

Pros­e­cu­tor Mary Ajiteru told the court that the ac­cused com­mit­ted the of­fences at Rago­lis Bot­tle Wa­ter Com­pany at Iko­rodu be­tween March and June 2014.

“The ac­cused sold all the car­tons (7,777) of ta­ble wa­ter and failed to re­mit the money into the com­pany’s ac­count.

'He was said to have forged a staff ac­count doc­u­ment when asked to give his salary ac­count de­tails,’’ said Cpl. Ajiteru.

Ajiteru noted that the of­fences con­tra­vened the pro­vi­sions of Sec­tions 285 and 363 of the Crim­i­nal Laws of La­gos State, 2011.

The News Agency of Nige­ria (NAN) re­ports that Sec­tions 285 and 363 pro­vide three years each for of­fend­ers.

The ac­cused, how­ever, pleaded not guilty.

In her rul­ing, the Mag­is­trate, Mrs Ade­labu Olag­begi, granted the ac­cused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Olag­begi said the sureties should show ev­i­dence of five years’ tax pay­ment as part of the bail con­di­tion.

She ad­journed the case till Nov. 5 for trial. (NAN)

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