A 26-year-old office assistant, Queen Boniface, who allegedly stole N650,000 belonging to her company, was on Wednesday docked before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Boniface, who lives at No. 11, Ayinde St., Ijegun, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
The accused was a staff of Ever Bright Industries Ltd, situated at No. 37, Town Planning Way, Ilupeju, Lagos.
The prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offences were committed on Dec. 9 at Zenith Bank Plc, Ilupeju, Lagos.
Ogu said that the accused was driven to the bank by the company driver to deposit N650, 000 into the company’s account.
“The driver left after dropping her and later in the day, the accused got to the office and said that she did not know how the money was taken away from her.
“She also said that she met herself at Iyana-Ipaja, a suburb of Lagos, and found her way to the office,’’ he said.
The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravened Sections 313 and 410 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge preferred against her.
The Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100,000.00, with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till Jan. 26, for mention. (NAN)