A 37-year old worker has been arraigned before the Ijeshatedo Magistrate’s Court, for allegedly stealing his company’s recharge cards worth N13.4 million.
The accused Lukman Aminu, was alleged to have conspired with another suspect, Tunde Martins, who is now on the run, to steal Etisalat, Airtel and Globacom recharge cards belonging to the company.
Aminu was charged with stealing under the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and the presiding Mrs A O Gbajumo admitted him on bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties each in like sum with proof of tax payment to the Lagos state government.
Narrating what happened, Aminu disclosed that he was the company’s representative at Airways branch in Lagos and sold the cards on credit to Martins but he failed to pay him.
Aminu admitted that the company warned him not sell on credit, but sold on credit to Martins because he was his good customer.
He said the company complicated the issue when it declared the recharge cards stolen.
Meanwhile, Martins’ surety, Nurani Olanrewaju, has been arrested and charged to court for perversion of justice for failing to produce Martins for prosecution as he promised.
Olanrewaju lamented that Martin, who is his in-law, refused to show up despite all his efforts to contact him.
The matter was adjourned till 29 April.