Restaurant manager, 3 others in court for allegedly stealing N29,000

A restaurant manager and three others appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N29,000 from their employer, Sweet Sensation.

The police charged Gbenga Amale, 42; Ojo Kayo, 38; Kemi Adekile, 27 and Ojo Alajo, 28 with five counts of conspiracy and theft.

The Police Counsel, ASP Rachael Williams, told the court that the defendant allegedly stole N29,000, a property of Sweet Sensation and converted it to their personal use.

Williams told the court that the defendants committed the offence on April 27 about 11.20 a.m. at Sweet Sensation, No.3 Opebi Road in Ikeja.

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She said the management of the company instructed the Chief Security Officer of the restaurant, arrested Amale, who is the branch manager of the eatery with N20,000 on him.

The prosecutor also alleged that N3,500 was recovered from Kayode,  N4,000 was recovered from Kemi and Ojo had  N1,500 on him.

She said that when the defendants were apprehended, they could not give a satisfactory explanation as to how they got the money.

The offence, she said, contravened the provisions of sections 287 (7) and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015, (Revised).

They pleaded not guilty to the charge.

NAN reports that stealing from an employer stipulates seven years imprisonment while conspiracy provides two years for offenders.

The Magistrate, Mrs O.O. Akingbesote admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N50,000 each with two sureties in like sum.

Akingbesote ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed and must show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the case until May 23 for mention.

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