Ogun man docked for alleged N85,000 theft

stealing liquor worth N16.1m

Ademola Akani, 31, was brought before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Tuesday for allegedly robbing his employer of ceiling fans and other expensive items worth N85,000 in total.

Akani, whose address was omitted, was accused of stealing by the police.

But the accused entered a not guilty plea to the accusation.

The police prosecutor, Insp E.A. Adaraloye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Jan. 12 at about 1.00 a.m. at Better Point Hote, Ketere, Sango-Ota.

Adaraloye said the defendant, being a staff of the hotel, stole two ceiling fans and other valuable items valued at N85,000.

He said the offence contravened Section 390(1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Adeyemi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.

Adeyemi ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun government.

She adjourned the case until Feb. 23 for further hearing. (NAN)

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