Sales’ rep. docked for alleged theft of biscuits worth N1.4m



 A 35-year-old sales’ representative, Kayode Ayeni, who allegedly stole his employer’s biscuits and cornflakes worth 1.4million appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday.

.Ayeni, who resides in Ketu area of , is standing trial on a charge of stealing, to which pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Insp Donjour Perezi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 11, 2020 at Ikosi Road in Ketu.

Perezi said that the defendant stole 217 cartons of Nasco cornflakes and 92 cartons of Nasco biscuits all valued 1.4 million belonging to Mr Kehinde Adenuga.

said that the defendant was arrested when could not give account of the missing goods or realised after selling the goods.

Perezi said that the offence contravened Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of , 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287(7) provides seven years’ imprisonment for stealing from one’s employer.

The magistrate, Mrs O.M. Ajayi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of 200,000, with two sureties in like sum.

Ajayi said that the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payments to the Government.

She adjourned the case untill April 5 for mention. (NAN)