Three employees of Arcon Oak Ventures, who alleged defrauded the company of N2.3 million, were on Monday charged before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
The accused: Kumoye Adedamilola, the Admin officer, 34; Oyeleke Segun, dispatch driver, 37; and Adedeji Ayotunde, dispatch driver, 24, all reside in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
They are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
The prosecutor, Yomi Egunjobi, told the court that the accused conspired with another man still at large to steal N2.3 million being proceeds from goods sold by Konga, an online shopping mall.
Egunjobi said the accused committed the offences between December 2016 and March 2017 at 6, Akintan Street, DideOlu Estate, Ogba, Lagos.
He alleged that when the account books were audited, the transactions done by Adedamilola did not reflect in Konga’s account.
Egunjobi said: “The accused could not give any satisfactory explanation about the missing money.
“It was later discovered that some goods which were delivered to customers were paid for in cash and were not recorded.
“The accused converted the money to personal use.”
The offences contravened Sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 285 prescribes a three-year jail term for stealing, while Section 409 stipulates a two-year imprisonment for conspiracy.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, M.O. Osinbajo, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
Osinbajo adjourned the case until April 19 for mention.