Police arraign 7 for allegedly stealing provisions worth N50m

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The police in Ogun State on Thursday, charged seven men in an Ota Magistrates ‘ Court for alleged stealing provisions worth N50 million from employer.

The police charged Yakubu Adede, 56; Oluwafemi Bankole, 62; Sakiru Lawal, 57; Samuel Ejeikwu, 37; Christian Udochukwu, 36; Peter Edet, 22, and Miracle Okorondo, 26 with three counts of stealing, burglary and conspiracy.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Abdulkareem Mustaph, told the court that the accused and others still at large, committed the offence between July 2017 and March 2019.

Mustapha alleged that the accused broke into their employer’s company, Greenlife Pharmaceutical ‘store and stole 5.000 bags of soap, noodles and other valuable items worth N50 million.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 413, 390(4)(g) (f)  of the Criminal Code Vol. 1, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Mathew Akinyemi, admitted them to bail in the sum of N5 million each with two sureties each in like sum.
Akinyemi ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.

He adjourned the case until June 10, for further hearing. (NAN)

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