2 docked for allegedly stealing employer’s money

By Chidinma Ewunonu-Aluko

Two men,  Ibrahim Uthman, 24 and  Hamid Adeleke, 26, were on Friday arraigned in an Ona-Ara Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, for allegedly stealing their employer’s money.

The duo, whose addresses were not provided, were charged with conspiracy and theft, to which they pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Insp Folarunmi Adeshina told the court that the defendants allegedly committed the offence sometimes in February, at Ayetoro area, Ibadan.

Adeshina alleged that Uthman stole the sum of N4, 481, 725, belonging to their employer, Mr Musa Afonja.

He alleged that Adeleke also stole the sum of N1, 062, 050, belonging to Afonja without his consent.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 516 and 390(9) of the Criminal Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The Magistrate, Mr Ayorinde Ayo-Alagbe granted the defendants bail in the sum of N2 million each and two sureties each in like sum.

He adjourned the case until July 3, for hearing. (NAN)