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Man Gambles, Loses Employer’s N900,000


By Felix Kuyinu 

An employee has been arraigned in court for losing his employer’s N900,000 while gambling.

The worker, Abiola Agbaje, 23 years old, was brought for trial at the Ejigbo Magistates’ Court on Tuesday.

Agbaje who is standing on two-count charge of stealing and breach of peace pleaded guilty.

The defendant who worked at a super market owned by one Yemi Liasu, the complainant, commited the act on June 26, at about 2:00pm at N0 1, Rasaki Tijani Street, Igando, Ikotun in Lagos, as said by the prosecutor, ASP Benedict Aigbokan.

Aigbokan said that the suspect lost the sum while betting at a Bet9ja shop without the consent of his employer who was expecting to get a remit of the day’s sales.

According to him, the offences contravened Sections 168(d) and 287(7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.

The Magistrate, Kofoworola Ariyo, adjourned the case until July 12 for review of facts and sentencing.