Sales girl in court over alleged theft of N71,000


The police in Osun, on Friday, arraigned a 20-year-old Sales girl, Joy Michael, before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court over alleged theft of N71,000.

The Prosecutor, Insp Emmanuel Abdullahi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 23, around 9 am. at T.J. Guest House, Kosere area, Ile-Ife.

Abdullahi said that the defendant stole the sum of N71,000, property of the director of the guest house.

He added that the defendant conducted herself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by stealing the money without the knowledge of the manager.

The prosecutor further stated that the defendant ran away with the money, knowing full well that this could cause mayhem between the manager and director of the guest house.

According to him, the offence contravenes Sections 249(d) and 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The Defence Counsel, Mr Okoh Wonder, prayed the court to grant the defendant bail in the most liberal term, promising that she would not jump bail but would provide substantial sureties.

Magistrate Bose Idowu granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000, with two sureties in like sum.

Idowu added that the sureties must swear to affidavits of means, reside within the court’s jurisdiction and provide three recent passport photographs each, while their addresses must be verified by the prosecutor.

The magistrate, thereafter, adjourned case was adjourned till Jan 15, 2021, for mention.