One Sijuade Ejiwunmi, has been brought before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ court for allegedly replacing his employer’s goods with stones.
The 36-year-old Sales Representative faces a one count charge bordering on stealing to which he pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. John Iberedem told then court that the accused who lives at 17, Aroyewu Onapekun St., Igbogbo, Ikorodu, committed the alleged offence between January and April 2018 at Funtad Ventures in Ikorodu owned by Mr. Solomon Oliwo.
Iberedem said, “Whenever goods were brought from the manufacturing company, the accused will sell some of them and will fail to remit the money to his master’s account.
“So, each time his boss wanted to take stock in the shop, he would have filled empty cartons with stones, so that his boss would think that there were still enough goods in the shop.
“When some customers buy the goods they will return them, and the master would accuse the company’s driver of perpetrating the act.
“Only recently, the sales representative was caught in the act and was later reported and arrested by the police.”
He also said that the offence contravened section 168 of the Lagos State Criminal Code Laws, 2015.
The presiding Magistrate, W. B. Balogun, in his ruling granted the suspect bail in the sum of N100, 000, with two sureties in like sum.
He ordered that the sureties must be related to the accused and must also provide three years tax payment receipt from Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned until May 17.