A 25-year-old woman, Ayisat Haruna, who allegedly refused to pay her bill of N441,700 in a nightclub, on Tuesday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Surulere, Lagos.
The police charged Haruna with two counts of conspiracy and theft.
She pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecution Counsel, Sergeant Rukayat Ogundeji, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 1, 2020 at Club 38, 67, Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos.
Ogundeji alleged that Haruna and her accomplice ordered for a bottle of Hennessy worth N40,000; two bottles of Pepsi pet, N1000; a packet of Benson Switch, N700; and 10 bottles of Moet Nectal Imper, N400,000.
She said Haruna, who was in the company of a man, now at large, consumed the drinks.
Ogundeji said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 287 (5) (e) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Magistrate Oluwalase Abayomi admitted Haruna to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum.
Abayomi, who ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government, adjourned the case until March 17 for substantive trial.