Isiaka Ajibola, the manager of a filling station, was on Thursday arraigned before an Ebute Metta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, charged with stealing N300,000 belonging to his employers.
Ajibola, 28, who resides at No. 7B, Ahmadiya Road, Iyana Ipaja in Lagos, is facing a three-count- charge of stealing, fraud and forgery.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Police prosecutor R. Odigie said the crime was committed on Sept.18, at the Zenith Bank Plc, Ogba Branch, Lagos.
He said the money belonged to Alhaji Yisa Okanlawon, the chief Executive of Y.T.K Petrol Station.
Odigie said that Okanlawon gave the defendant N300,000 to pay into his account, but the accused allegedly paid in N300.
He said that Ajibola subsequently altered and falsified the bank deposit slip with serial number 4710235 dated Sept. 18 to reflect that N300,000 was paid into the account.
Odigie said the offences contravened the provisions of Sections 285,335 and 363 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State 2011.
The Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Ogala, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case to Nov.5 for further hearing. (NAN)