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Salesgirl jailed 2 years for stealing N1.6m sales proceeds

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A judge's gavel rests on top of a desk inside a courtroom. (AFP/Joe Raedle)

A judge’s gavel rests on top of a desk inside a courtroom. (AFP/Joe Raedle)

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Monday, sentenced a 25-year-old woman, Abiola Alani, to two years imprisonment for stealing N1.6 million proceeds from Vitafoam sales.

Alani, who address was not given, was charged with one count of stealing.

The convict pleaded guilty as charged.

Counsel to Alani, Mr Oludare Adedare, implored the court to temper justice with mercy and pleaded for an option of fine.

The Magistrate, Mr Idowu Olayinka, in his judgment, said that after all investigations, the accused was found guilty.

Olayinka sentenced the convict to two years imprisonment, with an option of a N20, 000 fine.

He, however, ordered that the convict must have paid back the stolen money before the fine can be effective.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Augustine Ozimini, told the court that Alani committed the crime between May 2015 and June 2016.

Ozimini said that money belonged to one Mrs Egbesola Moriyike, the employer of Alani.

Ozimini said that Alani who was a sales girl to the complainant, converted N 1.6 million proceeds of sale of vitafoam products to her personal use.

“Alani sold some vitafoam mattresses and could not account for the proceeds between May 2015 and June2016,’’ he said.

The offences contravened Sections 390(6) of the Criminal Laws of Ogun, 2006.


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