Shop rite salegirl steals N539.9m, remanded in kirikiri


A sales girl with Shoprite stores,
Mariam Mufutau, has been arrested
and arraigned before a Lagos
Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing
the sum of N553, 956, 000 she realized
from sales just one month after she
secured employment.

The management of Shoprite Stores in
Eti-Osa had reported the case of theft to
the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in
charge of Ilasan Division, Lekki, Eti-
Osa, SP Onyinye Onwuamaegbu.
Following the report, Onwuamaegbu
ordered Inspector Orukotan Lonikola to
arrest the accused.

During investigation, the accused could
not give account of the missing money.
Mufutau was arraigned before an
Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos on a
two-count charge of felony to wit and

Police prosecutor, Esther Adesulu
informed the court in charge No:
J/38/2017 that the accused committed
the alleged offence between 1 April and
31 May, 2017 at Shoprite Stores, Eti-Osa
during working hours.

Adesulu told the court that the accused
betrayed the trust reposed in her as a
sales girl by her employer and stole the
sum of N535, 956,000 she realized from
sales instead of remitting the money
into her employer’s account.

She said the management at Shoprite
Stores uncovered the fraud when they
audited the account.

Adesulu said the offence the accused
committed were punishable under
section 411 and 287 of the Criminal
Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the
alleged crime and Magistrate O.O
Owunmi granted her to bail in the sum
of N300, 000 with two sureties in like
Owunmi adjourned the case till 28 July,
2017 for mention while the defendant
was taken to Kirikiri Prison pending
when she would be able to fulfill her
bail condition.

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