A 34-year-old dispatch rider, Rotanna Ofoma, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court over alleged stealing of his employer’s N116, 000.
Ofoma, a resident of No. 69 Giwa Street, Aboru in Iyana-Ipaja, is facing a theft charge.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Sunkanmi Adejumo, said that the defendant stole N116, 000 from the complainant, one IleriOluwa Adegunloye.
Adejumo told the court that the defendant committed the offence on September 9 at 10.00a.m at No. 331B Gowon Estate, Egbeda, Lagos.
The prosecutor said that the complainant gave a motorcycle to the defendant for delivery business with an agreement to remit the said amount to her.
“The defendant converted the money to his personal use, and all efforts made by the complainant to retrieve the money from the defendant proved abortive,” the prosecutor said.
The Magistrate, O. A. Teluwo, admitted the defendant to N50, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
Teluwo ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The magistrate adjourned the case until November 12 for mention.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the offence contravened Sections 287(7) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The provision stipulates seven years jail term, if found guilty, for stealing from an employer.