Accountant Defrauds Company Of N20m

The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned one Okunubi Adeyemi for alleged theft of N20m from his organisation.

Okunubi, who was employed as an Accounts Officer for Beckitta Nigeria Limited, was alleged to have made fake payment vouchers for his company.

The defendant, who had been with the organisation for three years, was said to have diverted the company’s funds into his own personal account.

It was gathered that Okunubi was first arrested in 2013 on similar charges.

Okunubi was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates Court on eight counts bordering on stealing.

The charges read in part, “That you, Okunubi Adeyemi, and Adelakun Tajudeen, now at large, between December 2007 and March 2013, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did commit felony to wit; stealing and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

His counsel, Adejare Kelbi urged the magistrate to grant the defendant bail on liberal terms.

The magistrate granted the defendant a bail sum of N250,000 with three sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned till September 29, 2015.

Source: Punch

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