Bartender docked for allegedly stealing employer’s N2.3m

The Police on Lagos on Thursday arraigned a 32-year-old bartender, Emmanuel Johnson for allegedly stealing his employer’s N2,3 million.
Johnson is charged with theft and breach of peace, before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court.
 He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecutor, Insp Edet Ekpo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 11 at  10.50.p.m, at No 2/4, Peter King Ilogbo, Badagry.
Ekpo said that the defendant failed to pay the money  into his employer, Mr Collins Emeka’s account.
He said that the defendant converted the money to his personal use.
“All efforts made by the complainant to retrieve his money proved abortive,” the prosecutor said.
Ekpo said that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace when he refused to pay back the money.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 287 (7) and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 (7) stipulates seven years jail term for stealing from one’s employer.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr N À Layeni, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Layeni ordered that one of the sureties must be a cleric while the other surety should be a community leader.
He adjourned the case until July 17 for mention. (NA

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