Woman docked for alleged theft
LAGOS -The police, Monday, arraigned a 30-year-old woman, Folasade Osikomaya, before an Oshodi Senior Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing her employer’s printing machines worth N10 million.
Osikomaya is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary and stealing. The prosecutor, Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the accused conspired with her husband, still at large, to burgle their employer‘s printing shop.
“The accused and her husband were managers of the printing office belonging to one Mr Osita Onyeama who lives abroad. The complainant asked the accused to close down the office when he discovered that they no longer remit money to his account,” Olatunde said.
He said the accused and her husband stole two Helderberg Kord printing machines, a cutting machine, a printer, a set of computer, disc copying machine and a disc duplicator, valued at N10 million.
The prosecutor said that the complainant returned home to discover that the machines were gone and reported the matter to the police.
He explained that the husband escaped arrest and was still in hiding.
Olatunde said the crime which was committed at 28, Ajegunle Street, Ilupeju, contravened Sections 285 (4), 308 and 410 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Senior Magistrate, Mrs M.R. Osho-Adebiyi, granted her bail in the sum of N2 million with two sureties in like sum.
Osho-Adebiyi adjourned the case to July 23 for mention.