Sales boy docked for stealing N279,700
From Akinnodi Francis, Ore
The police have arraigned a 20-year-old sales boy, Ogbodo Ilesanmi, at an Odigbo Magistrates’ Court in Odigbo Local Government of Ondo State for allegedly stealing N279,700, belonging to his boss.
Ogbodo, a resident of Idi-Mango area of Ore, was charged with theft.
The prosecutor, Inspector James Usifoh, said the defendant committed the offence on September 17, 2019, at about 8.00am at Idi-mango street, Ore.
Usifoh told the court that the complainant, Mr Gbemiro Akinmulewo, employed Ogbodo as a sales boy in his shop.
He alleged that the defendant stole a total of N279,700 from the proceeds of sales.
The prosecutor said when the defendant was questioned by the police, he admitted stealing some amount, but later tried to abscond.
The offence, he said, contravened section 383 and punishable under section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap. 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Counsel for the defendant, Mr. Rufus Omotayo, said it is a case of master-servant relationship which is bailable. He urged the court to grant the accused bail in a most liable term. He promised that he would not jump bail if granted.
Magistrate T.J Ajayi admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
He ordered that both sureties must be responsible citizens with their addresses verified by the court.
Ajayi also ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and should show evidence of tax payment to the Ondo State Government.
The case was adjourned till October 10, 2019 for mention.