A 25-year-old POS operator, Raphael Aluoluwapo, was moored at a Badagry Magistrate’s Court in Lagos on Friday for allegedly stealing his employer’s 2.7 million naira and four mobile phones.
Aluoluwapo, whose address was not provided, is charged with theft and burglary.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The prosecutor, ASP Nkem Ukor, told the court that the accused committed the offense on June 10 and 13 at the Mowo bus stop in the Badagry area of Lagos.
Ukor said the defendant stole the money belonging to Chriselda Global Venture.
He said the defendant also broke into the compound of the plaintiff, Mr. Christopher Akangwuna, and stole four Android phones and SIM cards.
Ukor said the phones and SIM cards were worth 400,000 naira.
The prosecutor said the accused was then arrested and taken to the police station.
He said the offense contravened the provisions of Sections 287(7) and 307 of the Lagos State Criminal Act, 2015
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that section 287(7) provides for a seven-year prison sentence for stealing from his employer.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Patrick Adekomaiya, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties of a similar sum.
Adekomaiya adjourned the case until August 9 for citation.