Alleged fraud: Sales representative in court over alleged N1.3m fraud

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By Tobi Adetunji

A 37-year-old sales representative, Onasi Ronke, was  on Wednesday arraigned before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly defrauding Unilever Company Plc of 1.3 million naira

Ronke, whose address was not provided at the time of filing this report, was arraigned on a three-count charge of fraud, conspiracy and collecting money under false pretence.

The Prosecutor, Sargent Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the defendant and others still at large, committed the offences from 2016 to 2017 at Km 120. Lagos Abeokuta Expressway, Ota, Ogun State.

Mustapha alleged the defendant being a sales representative and her accomplices conspired among themselves to collect Unilever goods worth N 1.3 million under the false pretext of selling the product and remit the procedure back to the company.

The defendant sold the product and converted the money to personal use instead of remitting the money back as stated in the agreement.

He said the offences contravened Sections 390(6) 421 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. O.L Oke granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Oke directed   the sureties must be resident within the Court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with an evidence of tax payment to Ogun State.

The Case was adjourned until November 28 for further hearing.