A 37-year-old clerk, Feyishola Yusuf, on Tuesday appeared before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing his employer’s N8.6 million.
The defendant, whose address was not provided, is facing a four-court charge of conspiracy, fraud, stealing and falsification of documents.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Courage Ekhueorohan, told the court that Yusuf committed the offences on Oct. 31, 2021 at No. 60A, Funsho Williams Avenue, Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos.
Ekhueorohan said that the defendant altered some inventories and destroyed some records to enable him to steal the money from the complainant, Francis Kalu.
He said that the complainant found out the act after he reviewed the records and the account.
Ekhueorohan said that the offences contravened Sections 287 (7), 323 (1), 337 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 287(7) stipulates seven years jail term for stealing from one’s employer, while Section 411 provides two years imprisonment for conspiracy.
The Magistrate, Sadiq Bello, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N5 million with two sureties in like sum
She adjourned the case until March 25 for mention.