A man is being made to pay for his alleged criminal action after he was found out to have made away with his employer’s money in Ekiti.
A 26-year-old man, Adoni Chukwudi, has been arraigned by the police on Thursday before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for alleged theft.
NAN reports that the defendant of no fixed address is standing trial on a count charge of theft.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on September 16 at about 0430hrs at Arowolo House, Kilometer 2, Ikere Road, Ajilosun in Ado-Ekiti.
She alleged that the defendant, who is an employee, did burgle the window of warehouse of Real Great Emmab Option Concept and stole the sum of N2, 715, 850.00 belonging to one Mr Okeke Emmanuel, director of the company.
She said that the offence contravened Section 390 of the Criminal Code Cap C77 Laws of Ekiti State 2012.
The prosecutor asked the Court for adjournment to enable her to study the case file and present her witnesses.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
His counsel, Mr Joe Onumiya, urged the Court to grant him bail, with a promise that he would not jump bail.
The Magistrate, Mrs Omolola Akosile, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum, the sureties to present evidence of landed property. Akosile adjourned the case until December 4 for hearing.