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Police Drag Female Sales Executive To Court Over N545,500 Theft

A 35-year-old sales executive, Tolulope Olatunji, has been dragged before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos over an allegation that she stole N545,500 via a POS machine.

The woman, a resident of 34/36 Olatunji St., Ojota, Lagos, was brought before the court by the police on Monday.

Olatunji is facing a trial bordering on fraud and stealing.

According to the Prosecutor, Insp Innocent Odugbo, the defendant committed the offences between March and April at Shop 13, Plot 7, Agidingbi, Ikeja.

Odugbo told the court that the defendant went to service a POS machine belonging to her employer, Helpline Telecom Nigeria Ltd, and in the process, diverted N545,500 into another account.

The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravened Sections 287 and 323 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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When the charges were read to her, the defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Mrs M. F. Onamusi, granted the defendant a N200,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case until September 20 for mention.

In another news, unknown gunmen have killed 10 persons and injured one in Kulben community, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.

A member of the community, Mr Jerry Datim, disclosed this on Monday in Jos, the state capital, stating that the incident occurred on Sunday night.

‘’Last night, at about 8:40 p.m., some gunmen attacked the Kulben community, killed 10 persons and injured one.

‘’The criminals invaded the village and started shooting sporadically. People started running to safety but the bullets killed some whose bodies were later found.

‘’We alerted the security personnel, but before they got there, the attackers had moved from the community,’’ he said.

However, a senior officer, who preferred anonymity, said that the Plateau State Police Command is on the trail of the gunmen.

He assured that the hoodlums would be made to face the wrath of the law.


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