A 25-year-old cleaner, Onasanya Opeoluwa was on Tuesday arraigned before a Lagos Magistrates’ Court, Igbosere, for alleged theft of N 5.2million from his employer.
He is standing trial on two counts of conspiracy and stealing under Sections 409 and 285 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2011.
Prosecuting Sergeant Oladejo Balogun told the court that the defendant and others at large committed the alleged offence on October 8, at about 1pm, at 9, Olusegun Aina street, Parkview Estate Ikoyi.
Balogun said that the defendant stole two Wrist watches valued $15,000 USD and $1,200.
He also alleged that the defendant stole two Diamond rings worth eight thousand dollars, as well as shoes, clothes valued N600,000 all belonging to one Prince Adekunle Adeyeba.
“The defendant was employed as a cleaner by the complainant and had only been employed for two months.
“During Sallah celebration he took leave to enable him celebrate Sallah with his family. It was while he was there that the complaint discovered that the defendant had stolen from him.
“Meanwhile the defendant had decided not to come back to the place after the celebration,” said Balogun.
But the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.
He was granted bail by presiding Magistrate, H.O.A. Amos in N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned till November 24, for mention.