This week we take you to Nigeria where a 36-year-old Sales Representative named Sijuade Ejiwunmi, according to Nigeria’s Tribune, on Monday appeared at an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly replacing goods worth N1million with stones at his employer’s shop. Ikorodu is a suburb of Lagos in Nigeria.
Ejiwunmi, who lives at “17 Aroyewu Onapekun St., Igbogbo, Ikorodu” was arrested on a charge of stealing when he appeared before Magistrate W. B. Balogun, MyNewGh.com learnt.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. John Iberedem told the court that the accused used some four months to committ the alleged offence, which is between January and April 2018 at Funtad Ventures in Ikorodu, owned by one Mr Solomon Oliwo.
Iberedem said that the accused usually removed goods in cartons and replaced them with stones.
“Whenever goods were brought from the manufacturing company, the accused will sell some of them and will fail to remit the money to his master’s account.
“So, each time his boss wanted to take stock in the shop, he would have filled empty cartons with stones, so that his boss would think that there were still enough goods in the shop.
“When some customers buy the goods they will return them, and the master would accuse the company’s driver of perpetrating the act.
“Only recently, the sales representative was caught in the act and was reported and arrested by the police,” he said.
His (Salesperson’s) actions violated section 168 of the Lagos State Criminal Code Laws, 2015.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The judge granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 (1200 cedis) with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned until May 17.