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March 12, 2012

Accountant in court for stealing beer worth N2.5m

Lagos an accountant with a private firm in Lagos was on Monday charged before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court with the alleged theft of cartons of beer, valued at N2.5 million.

The accountant  is standing trial on a two-count charge of felony and stealing.

The accused, however, pleaded innocence of the offences.

But the prosecutor, Sgt. Innocent Odungbe, said the accused had sometime between April 2011 and January 2012 sold hundreds of cartons of beer and converted the money to his personal use.

He said the cartons of beer belonged to Eunik Nigeria Ltd, the employer of the accused.

Odungbe said the offences contravened Sections 285 and 404 (2) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State 2011.

Magistrate M.A. Ogunsanya granted the accused bail in the sum of N250,000, with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case to March 30 for further hearing.

In a related development, a man, George Kubuye, also appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court over the alleged theft of a Honda Accord saloon car, valued at N600,000.

Kubuye  pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, ASP Julius Oyakhilome, said the accused had on Jan. 5 at Lekki, Lagos, conspired with others, still at large, to steal the car with registration number PP 29 KJA, property of one Hamisu Mohammed.

Oyakhilome said the offence contravened Sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State 2011.

Magistrate A.O. Botoku granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.