Woman arraigned for stealing employer’s N59m computer accessories

The police charged Chikwendu with conspiracy and stealing from employer.
Woman arraigned for stealing employer’s N59m computer accessories
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A 27-year-old employee, Chidera Chikwendu, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing computer accessories valued at N59 million.

The police charged Chikwendu with conspiracy and stealing from employer.

The defendant, whose address is unknown, however, pleaded not guilty.

According to the prosecutor, ASP Akeem Raji, Chikwendu and others at large committed the offences from March 2020 to December 2020 at Tinubu Square, Lagos State.

Raji said that the defendant stole the goods from her employer, Mrs Ijeoma Chukwu.

“The defendant conspired with other employees to steal the complainant’s goods.

“When the theft was detected, the defendant was arrested while the others absconded,” the prosecutor said.

The alleged offences contravene Sections 287 (7) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Section 287(7) prescribes seven years’ jail term for stealing from one’s employer while conspiracy attracts two years’ jail term under Section 411.

The Magistrate, Mrs O.I. Adelaja, released the defendant on bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Adelaja said that the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years’ tax payment to Lagos State Government.

The magistrate adjourned the case until Dec. 6 for hearing.

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