Offiah Amarachi, a 22-year-old sales representative, was docked in a Kado Grade I Area Court in Abuja on Tuesday for allegedly stealing N4.2 million from her employer.
Offiah Amarachi, of plot 585 Idris Street Wuye, Abuja, has been charged with theft by servant.
Mrs Obi Patricia of plot 585 Idris Street Wuye, Abuja reported the matter to the Utako Police Station on December 17, 2022, at about 1:00 p.m., according to Prosecution Counsel Stanley Nwafoaku.
Since 2019, the defendant has worked as a shop attendant at the complainant’s shop at Utako ultra modern market, according to Nwafoaku.
The prosecution council said that, the defendant formed criminal intention and over time stole the sum of N4.2million until she was arrested.
The prosecution council said the offence contravene Section 289 of the Penal Code law.
The defendant howeve, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Presiding Judge, Muhammed Wakili, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum N200, 000 with one surety in like sum.
Wakili, ordered that the surety must be reliable with a means of livelihood and must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
He added that the surety must also provide a BVN print out, recent passport photograph and a valid identification card, which must be verified by the court registrar.
The Judge adjourned the matter until Feb.19, for hearing. (NAN)