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Cashier Embezzles N1.8m from Employer, Faces Trial

According to Punch News report, 29-year-old cashier, Olasumbo Sammie, is in trouble after allegedly absconding with N1.8 million worth of shaving sticks and blades that belonged to her employer. Sammie, who was employed as a cashier in 2022, stands accused of selling the items but failing to remit the proceeds. The police have arraigned her before the Yaba Magistrate's Court in Lagos, charging her with two counts of stealing. If found guilty, she could face severe penalties under the Criminal Laws of Lagos State.

The prosecutor, Thomas Nurudeen, highlighted that Sammie's actions violated Section 280 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015. The charge read, "That Olasumbo Sammie from February 1, 2022, till February 2023 at No 74 Docemo Street, Idumota Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District did commit felony to wit: stealing and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015."

During the hearing, Magistrate P. E. Nwaka granted Sammie bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum. The case has been adjourned until July 5, 2023, when further proceedings will take place.

Credit: Punch News

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