By Bamidele Kolawole
A 40-year- old woman, Ibitola Adepetoye, has been dragged before an Akure Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing some money belonging to a Micro Finance company she works with.
The prosecutor, Inspector, Samuel Ogala told the court that the defendant stole the sum N2,425,450, property of SEAP Micro Finance Institution in Akure.
The charge read, “That you, Ibitola ‘Adepetoye, ‘f’ between April 1, 2019 to July 11, 2022 at CMCM junction, Oke-Ijebu Street, Akure in the Akure Magisterial District did fraudulently steal the total sum of Two million, four Hundred and twenty-five thousand, four hundred and fifty naira(N2,425,450.00), property of SEAP Micro Finance Institution , Akure and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 383 and punishable under Section 390(6) of the Criminal Code Cap 37. Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the offence slammed against her by the police.
The prosecutor, therefore, prayed the court to adjourn the case to enable him present the prosecution witnesses and prepare them for trial.
Defence counsel, Oladiran Olajide pleaded with the court that his client was innocent of the offence leveled against her.
He urged the court to admit the defendant to bail in most liberal term, promising that the defendant would not jump bail if his application was granted.
Magistrate, F.A Aduroja, in her ruling, granted the defendant bail in the sum of one million naira with two sureties in like sum.
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