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Manager held for stealing coy’s N7m

By Sade Adewale, Ondo

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A 29-year-old manager, Kamaldeen Olawale, has been dragged before the Chief Magistrate Court in Ondo town, for stealing N7 million property of the company where he works.

 The police brought Olawale before the court for stealing the money belonging to his boss, one Isiaka Ajayi.

However, the defendant is now facing a one-count charge concerning stealing.

The defendant was said to have committed the offence on December 19, 2024, at about 6 pm at Kola-Rewire Area,  along Brigadier Ademulegun Road, Ondo.

According to the Prosecution, the offence contravenes  Section 383 and punishable under Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Volume 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The police prosecutor, Supol Bernard Olagbayi, who told the court that he would be calling three witnesses to testify in the case, applied for a date to enable him study the case file.

Lawyer for the defendant, Mr Ibrahim Adedeji, applied for the bail of his client in the most liberal terms.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs O.A Omofolarin, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N8 million with two sureties in like sum.

She said the sureties must be residents within the jurisdiction, while they must have landed properties with C of O, Nepa bills, valid I.D card, and two passports each, to be verified by the court orderly and the clerk.

Omofolarin adjourned the case till April 25, 2024, for trial.

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