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2 company cleaners charged with stealing employer’s N98,000 drinks

The duo of Taiwo, 32, and Ajibojun, 27, was arraigned before the Magistrate, Mrs Y.O. Ekogbule, for conspiracy and stealing.

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The duo of Taiwo, 32, and Ajibojun, 27, were arraigned before the Magistrate, Mrs Y.O. Ekogbule, for conspiracy and stealing.

The accused, residents of Agege in Lagos and Akute in Ogun, however, denied the charges and were admitted to a bail of N50,000 each with one surety each in like sum.

According to the prosecutor, Insp. Clement Okuoimose, the accused committed the offences on May 7 at Ikeja, Lagos.

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He said the accused, who are cleaners of the company, stole assorted drinks valued at N98,000, property of Guinness Nigeria Plc.

“The management received information from the warehouse that some drinks were missing.

“The accused were captured by the CCTV camera stealing 13 packs of canned Orijin drink, 10 packs of canned Malta Guinness and seven packs of canned Smirnoff, all valued at  N98,000,” he said.

The offences contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused may be sentenced to three years on conviction, according to Section 287.

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The case was adjourned until June 13 for mention.

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