Employee in court over alleged theft of N1.8m

 A 36-year-old employee, Abiola Dauda, was on Thursday arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court allegedly stealing N1.8 million belonging to Speedaf Express.

defendant was arraigned before Mrs O.A Layinka on one-count charge of stealing.

Dauda, however, denied committing offence and was admitted to a bail of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Layinka directed that sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years payment to the Lagos State Government.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in Ikeja, Lagos, between Jan. 30 and Feb. 3.

said that the defendant stole the money belonging to his employer, Speedaf Express.

“After investigations, the discovered that the defendant was the culprit behind the theft.

“When was questioned, could not give a satisfactory account of the missing money.

“The case was reported, leading to the defendant’s arrest


The offence, Ihiehie said, violated Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section stipulates three years imprisonment stealing.

The adjourned the case until 25 mention. (NAN)