Police in Lagos State have arraigned a shoe cobbler, Ganiu Anjorin and salesgirl, Opeyemi Suarau, who worked with a supermarket in Lagos Island for allegedly stealing the sum of N11.4m, belonging to a businesswoman, Omobola Akintoye.
They were brought before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on three counts of stealing. The police alleged that Suarau, who worked at the supermarket, connived with the cobbler, who is her boyfriend, to perpetrate the crime between February and July, 2016.
While the salesgirl reportedly got N400,000 from the sum, the cobbler allegedly collected N11 million.
A police prosecutor, Mr. Jimoh Joseph, told the court that the offence contravened sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The charge read in part, “That you, Ganiu Anjorin, between February and July, 2016, at 47 Dosunmu Street, Lagos Island, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did steal the sum of N11 million, property of one Omobola Akintoye.”
The defendants pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. A.O. Soladoye, granted them bail in the sum of N1m each with two sureties each in like sum. The case was adjourned till November 9, 2016.