A petrol attendant, Waliu Olamilekan, was arraigned before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing N3,464,000 at BFO filling station in Badagry.
The 39-year-old is standing trial on a three-count charge of unlawful entry, malicious damage and stealing, for which he pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Inspector Ayodele Adeosun told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 9, at about 11.30am at Pipeline, Araromi-Ale, Badagry Expressway, Lagos.
Adeosun said the defendant allegedly broke into the office of the manager of the station, Mrs Titilope Falola, the complainant and made away with the money.
“He damaged the burglary window valued at N45,000, the bulk room and the drawer of the Manager’s office.
“The defendant also stole the sum of N3, 464,000 million, property of BFO Filling Station.
“The Police recovered the stolen money from where he hid it.
“The offences contravene Sections 307, 339 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015,’’ he said.
The Magistrate, Mr T.A Popoola, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1,000,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Popoola said one of the sureties should produce evidence of a statement of account worth N1m and three years of tax address verification.
She adjourned the case until August 21, for mention. (NAN)