Supermarket Drags Employees to Court for Allegedly Stealing Two Loaves of Bread

Supermarket Drags Employees to Court for Allegedly Stealing Two Loaves of Bread

  • A supermarket in Ibadan, Oyo state, charged two of its employees to court for allegedly stealing two loaves of bread worth N2,600
  • The company argued in court that the workers, who pleaded not guilty, conspired to commit the offence
  • The accused were asked to pay a fine of N50,000 as the case was adjourned to a later date for further hearing

Two workers of FoodCo located at Ringroad in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, were called before the Iyaganku Chief Magistrate’s Court to answer an indictment over the alleged stealing of the company's two loaves of bread.

The accused, Ebenezer Olusesi, 31, and Ibrahim Adeniyi, 41, pleaded not guilty to stealing the items valued at N2,600.

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One of the two workers is a guard while the other is a baker Image: Getty Images
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The prosecution counsel, Cpl. David Adepoju, informed the court that the defendants conspired to whisk away the grocery on April 28.

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Adepoju argued that the act is in direct violation of the state's criminal code laws 2000 under Sections 390(a) and 516.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Olabisi Ogunkanmi, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N50,000 each with two sureties.

The court noted that one of the sureties must present tax evidence for at least two years, while the other must be a relative.

The case was then adjourned till August 15 for a hearing.

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The lady recounted the experience while advising Nigerians to avoid leaving cash in their vehicles when it is being parked.

The story has gotten many talking online, most of whom found it funny to think that a car was robbed in front of a courthouse.

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He drew parallels to how the Police told him that the legal backing for the sudden arrest of a journalist of the Foundation for Investigative Journalism was an already amended part of the Nigerian constitution.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ibrahim Sofiyullaha (Editorial Assistant) Editorial Assistant at Legit.ng specialising in covering politics and current affairs news. Email: ibrahim.sofiyullaha@corp.legit.ng

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