An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday granted bail to a 32-year-old sales girl, Temitope Adeyanju, in the sum of N250,000 for alleged theft of her employer’s N815,000.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Omolade Awope, ordered the accused to produce one surety in like sum .
Awope said that the surety must be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case till May 11 for mention.
The accused, who resides at No. 10, Isokan Street, Surulere, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and obtaining money under false pretext.
Prosecutor Ezekiel Ayorinde had told the court that the accused committed the offences between January and April at No. 44, Ekoro Road, Agbekale, Lagos.
Ayorinde said the accused was employed by Ismail Alimi to manage his recharge card business.
“The accused collected some recharge cards worth N373, 000 that she would deliver them to different customers, which she never did.
“Instead, she made away with recharge cards together with a cash of N442,000.
“All efforts to retrieve the money and recharge cards proved abortive, so the complaint reported the matter to the police,’’ he said.
Ayorinde said the offences contravened Sections 285 and 312 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 201, which on conviction attract three- year jail term.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. (NAN)