A 24-year-old saleswoman, Modinat Jimoh, who allegedly stole N3.5 million sales proceeds, was on Friday brought before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, in Lagos.
The defendant, a resident of No. 8, Apatira Str., Lagos Island, was arraigned on a charge of stealing, which she denied.
The prosecutor, Ben Ekundayo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between September 2016 and December 2017, at Abibu-Oki Street, Lagos Island.
He said that the defendant stole an accumulated amount of N3.5 million, being sales proceeds belonging to her employer, Marcellinus Ibeh.
“The complainant entrusted the running of his shop where men’s suits, shoes and exotic wine are sold to the defendant.
“The defendant gave details of her personal bank account to customers to pay into, instead of the company’s account, without her employer’s knowledge or consent.
“The discrepancies were later noticed during auditing,’’ he said.
He said that the offence contravened Section 287(7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which stipulates three years imprisonment for anyone found guilty.
The Magistrate, Ade Adefulire, granted the defendant N1 million bail with two sureties in like amount.
He said that the sureties must be gainfully employed; must be civil servants or employees of a reputable organisation.
Adefulire said that the sureties must own bank accounts with minimum of N250,000 in it.
He adjourned the case until Feb. 19 for mention.