Man dragged to court for siphoning N2.7m from employer

    A 26-year-old man, Adoni Chukwudi, was on Thursday arraigned by the police ‎before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for alleged theft.
    The defendant is arraigned on a one count charge of theft.
    The prosecutor, Sergeant Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on September 16 about 0430hrs at Arowolo House, at Ajilosun in Ado-Ekiti.
    She alleged that the defendant, who is an employee, burgled the window of warehouse of Real Great Emmab Option Concept and stole the sum of N2, 715, 850.00 belonging to one Mr Okeke Emmanuel, the Director of the company‎.
    It was gathered that the offence contravened Section 390 of the Criminal Code Cap C77 Laws of Ekiti State 2012.
    However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
    His counsel, Mr Joe Onumiya, urged the Court to grant him bail, with a promise that he would not jump bail.
    The Magistrate, Mrs Omolola Akosile, granted bail to the defendant ‎in the sum of  N100,000 with two sureties in like sum, the sureties to present evidence of landed property.
    The case was adjourned until December 4 for hearing.

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