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39-Year-Old Lady Escapes With Baba Ijebu’s N168,000 In Lagos

A 39-year-old lady, who manages her employer’s lotto, was recently brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court charged with N168,000 fraud.

The accused, Monsurat Showemimo, is facing a charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Joseph Ajebe, said that the accused was employed as the manager in charge of lottery (Premier Lotto and Pool popularly known as “Baba Ijebu) by the complainant, Mrs Roseline Ayodele, who reported the fraud.

He said the offence was committed sometime in April 2016 at No. 14, Fadeyi St., off Ajayi Road, Oke-Ira, Ogba in Ikeja.

“The accused was asked to be remitting daily sales to the madam’s account which she never did. Rather, she converted N168,000 proceeds from sales to her use.”

Sgt. Ajebe said the accused disappeared after committing the fraud and was recently apprehended by the police.

The offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, which carries a three-year imprisonment.

The lady pleaded not guilty.

Chief Magistrate Alexander Komolafe granted the accused N50,000 bail with 2 sureties, who must be gainfully employed with an evidence of 2 years’ tax payment to Lagos State Government.

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