Two cashiers with Shoprite Supermarket were on Monday charged with the theft of the company’s money at a Surulere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The accused, Olawale Odunbakin, 20, and Ademola Adeniji, 37, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
The duo, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences.
The prosecutor, Insp. Akeem Raji, told the court that the accused had sometime between June 25 and July 19 at the Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall manipulated the company’s computer and stole N404, 999 worth of property of Shoprite, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
He said that the accused allegedly received money from some customers and manipulated the computer to defraud the company.
“The accused persons have been receiving money for goods purchased by people, removed part of it and recorded some in the computer.
“The money was discovered missing in June when the second accused, Adeniji was employed,” Raji said.
He said the offences contravened Sections 285 and 387 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.
Magistrate A. Tobi granted the accused bail but did not fix any amount for it.
She said the accused should also produce two sureties each with an evidence of tax payment to Lagos State Government for three years as part of the bail conditions.
The case was adjourned till September 28 for trial.