A 35-year-old sales’ representative, Kayode Ayeni, who allegedly stole his employer’s biscuits and cornflakes worth N1.4million appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday.
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 N1.4 million belonging to Mr Kehinde Adenuga.
Perezi said that the offence contravened Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 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 N200,000, with two sureties in like sum.
Ajayi said that the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case untill April 5 for mention. (NAN)