Two employees — Kayode Idowu and Olusegun Shuaibu –who allegedly stole their employer’s goods valued at N235,000, were on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The accused — Idowu, 29, a storekeeper; and Shuaibu, 23, sales assistant — whose residential addresses were not disclosed, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Clement Okuoimose, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Oct. 12 at Shop 79 at Ipaja, a Lagos suburb.
He said the accused conspired and stole their employer’s goods valued at N 235,000, property of Mr Kenny Raji.
“The accused stole four dining chairs, two top glasses of dining table among other items.
“The accused sent a text message to the complainant that they were not longer interested in working for him after they had collected their salaries for that month.
“That same night, they came and carted away the goods in the complainant’s shop,’’Okuoimose said.
The offences contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
Newsmen report that the accused may be jailed for seven years each if found guilty, according to the provisions of Section 285 (7).
The duo, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Mrs Y.O. Ekogbulu, granted the accused N 200,000 bail each with two sureties each in the like sum.
Ekogbulu said the sureties should be gainfully employed with an show evidence of two years tax payment.
The case was adjourned until Nov. 11 for mention.