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Accounts Officer Charged To Court For Allegedly Stealing Company’s N1.2million (Details

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A 27-year-old accounts officer, Sunday Amakwe, who allegedly stole his employer’s N1.2 million in his custody, was arraigned before Magistrate J.O. Awope on a charge bordering on stealing.Accounts Officer ChargedAmakwe, who resides at Mushin area of Lagos, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate granted the accused to a bail of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Awope said the sureties should be gainfully employed and also show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

According to the prosecutor, Insp. Ezekiel Ayorinde, the accused committed the offences on November 2010 at Ilupeju, Lagos, when he stole N1.2 million, property of TSL Marine Company.

Ayorinde said the accused, who was in possession of the company’s key to the safe, took advantage of it to steal the money.

According to him, “The accused being the company accounts officer stole a cash of N1.2million and when the company discovered that the money had been stolen, the accused confessed that he diverted it to personal use.”

The offence contravened Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The case was adjourned until Oct. 18 for mention.

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