By Onozure Dania
Lagos—Four staff of a distribution company, Capricorn Digital Solutions and Distribution, who allegedly defrauded the firm of the sum of N52 million, were yesterday arraigned before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos.
The defendants, Olalekan Badru, 34, Yewenu Samuel, 33, Adeyinka Adekoya, 30, and Ojo Ayoola Oluwakayode, 34, were docked before Magistrate O. O. Oshin.
They were charged before the court by Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, FCIID, Alagbon, Lagos, and are facing a three-count.
The prosecutor, Morufu Animashaun, alleged that the four defendants were working in the account department of the firm, located 3, Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road, Ajao Estate, Lagos, when they committed the offences.
He said that the defendants and others still at large had sometimes in March, 2017, conspired among themselves and others now at large, committed the nefarious act.
Animashaun also alleged that the defendants forged several banks deposit slips.
They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In view of their plea, their lawyer, Mr. Austin Okey, pleaded with the court to admit his clients to bail in the most liberal terms.
Magistrate Oshin, granted them bail in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties in like sum, ordered that one of the sureties must be a civil servant in Grade Level 14 and above, while the second surety must be a blood relation.
She also ordered that the sureties who must be residents of Lagos state, must also show the court evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos state government, with proof of means of livelihood.
The case was adjourned till February 2, 2018, for mention.