November 29, 2017

Dispatch riders docked for allegedly stealing N643, 388

Two men, Ebodo Daniel and Oga Joseph, were on Wednesday arraigned in Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court for allegedly swindling their employer of N643, 388.‎

The defendants were docked on charges of joint act, criminal breach of trust, misappropriation and cheating.

The prosecutor, Mr John Okpa, told the court that one Adisa Adeola of Lokogoma, Abuja, reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on Nov. 25, 2017.

He said the complainant employed the defendants as dispatch riders with to deliver parcels to customers and remit money to the company’s account.

Okpa, however, said that Daniel dishonestly diverted the sum of N469, 708, to his personal use, while Joseph did the same with N173, 680.

He said told the court that the offences contravened the provision of Sections 79, 311, 308 and 322 of the Penal Code.

The defendants pleaded not guilty.

‎The defence counsel, Mr Anenin Enabosi, made a bail application for the defendants, assuring the court that reliable sureties would be provided if the bail was granted.‎

‎‎The judge, Mr Mohammed Marafa, granted Daniel bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties, who he ordered, must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

Joseph got bail in the sum of N200, 000 with one surety in like sum, and the judge explained that Joseph’s bail condition was less because Daniel allegedly diverted more money.

‎He added that the sureties must produce means of livelihood and identification and adjourned the case until Jan. 18.