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Pharmacist arraigned for allegedly stealing goods

A 52-year-old Pharmacist, Benjamin Ajepe, was on Friday docked before an Ogudu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing pharmaceutical goods worth N550,000.

The accused, who lives at No 42, Demurin St., Ketu, Lagos, was facing  two count charges of  obtaining under false pretence and stealing.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Gbenga Salami, told the court that the incidence happened in Sept. 2010 at Vixa Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., No 13A, Sunny Jigidi St., Ogudu, Lagos.

“The accused, being a distributor of the company, collected some pharmaceutical goods worth N550,000 sometimes in Sept. 2010 with the intention of remitting the money after sales.

“He hasn’t been seen since then nor does anyone know his where about; in the process of looking for him, the company discovered that he wasn’t living in the address he gave them, “ Salami said.

Salami said that the offence contravened Sections 312 and 285 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State. The accused, pleaded not guilty to the charges. Chief Magistrate Yetunde Aje-Afunwa, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum. She adjourned the case to August 31 for mention.



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