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Woman arrested for allegedly forging 117 POS receipts, stealing N17.9m

A 27-year-old woman, Mutiat Ajoke, on Thursday appeared before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly forging 117 Point of Sales receipts.

The police charged Ajoke, whose address was not given, with two counts of theft and forgery.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp E.O.Adaraloye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between January,2020 and January, 2022 at Payee Ventures, Ota.

Adaraloye said that the defendant being an employee of Payee Ventures, stole N17.9 million belonging to Ms Vera Odjugo.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 390(6) and 467 of the Criminal Code, Vol.1,Laws of Ogun,2006.

The defendant, however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate A.O. Adeyemi admitted the defendant to N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

Adeyemi ordered that the sureties must resides within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.

She adjourned the case until Feb.17 for further hearing.

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