Sales Rep charged with N7m fraud
By Bamidele Kolawole
The police in Ondo state have arraigned a man, Olaitan Ogunleye, who allegedly converted the sum of N7.6 million realised from the sales of the books from his employer into his own use, before the Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Oke –Eda, in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Ogunleye, 34, was dragged before Mrs Charity Adeyanju, on a one-count charge of fraud.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Goodluck Uloh, alleged that Ogunleye committed the offence at about 2:00pm, at Oke-Ijebu street, Akure in the Akure Magisterial District on March 22, 2019.
He said Ogunleye sold the educational books entrusted to him for sale by his employer, Learn Africa PLC, Akure branch and fraudulently converted the total sum of N7,641,051,38 to his own use.
Uloh said, the offence contravened sections 383 and 390 of the Criminal Code Cap 37, Volume 1, Laws of the Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.
Ogunleye pleaded not guilty the charge.
Uloh urged the court to adjourned the case to enable him study the case file and assemble his witnesses in court.
Counsel to the accused, Mr. Adefusi Owate, prayed the court to admit his client to bail in most liberal term, saying that his client would not jump bail if his application is granted.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs Charity Adeyanju, granted the accused bail in the sum of N3 million naira with two sureties in like sum.
Adeyanju said that the sureties must be a responsible, and show evidence of tax payment for the current year.
The Magistrate adjourned the case till June 21, 2019.