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Published On: Mon, Jul 7th, 2014

Salesman in trouble over misappropriation of N1.9m

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Crime_03A sale representative, Samuel Aluko, has appeared before a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ court for allegedly misappropriating N1.9 million.

Aluko, 40, who resides at Angwa Tiv, Kuje, in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was arraigned on two-count charge of Misappropriation and criminal breach of trust.

 The accused allegedly converted the proceeds of sales of recharge cards entrusted in his care.

The offence was reported at the Wuse Police Station by one Nneka Okpaluba of Correspondence Ltd., Prime Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja.

Prosecutor Francis Tanko told the court that the accused was entrusted to sale recharge card of different networks for the company.

According to the prosecutor, the accused is accountable to his immediate supervisor, the complainant, who discovered the crime on May 27.

Tanko said the accused was unable to account for N1. 9 million he was supposed to remit to the company’s account from the sales of the recharge cards.

He added that the accused converted the money to his personal use and contravened Section 309 and 312 of the Penal code respectively.

Aluko pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Senior Magistrate Mohammed Anka granted bail to the accused in the sum of N200, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Anka said the surety must be a businessman and reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case till August 6 for hearing proper. (NAN)

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