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Man, docked for alleged theft of N1.3m valuables

A 41-year-old man, Idris Akangbe, who allegedly stole cartons of milk and other valuable items valued at N1.3 million was on Tuesday arraigned in an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun.

Akangbe, who lives at No. 6, Daramola Street, Iyana-Ilogbo, Ota, is facing a one-count charge of stealing.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Chudu Gbesi, told the court that the accused committed the offence between May 2016 and June 2017 at Gadam Provision Store, Ota, where he was working.

“The accused converted the money to his personal use by not remitting the money to his employer,” he said.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr S. O. Banwo, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N450,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and swear to an affidavit of means.

Banwo also said that the sureties must submit four recent passport photographs to the court and show evidence of tax payment from Ogun Government.

The case was adjourned till Sept. 6 for hearing.

The Nation

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