Storekeeper, 2 Others Arraigned Over Alleged N72m Theft

Storekeeper, 2 Others Arraigned Over Alleged N72m Theft

A storekeeper and two others have been arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Court in Yola for allegedly stealing of N72.818million in Ganye local government area of Adamawa state.

The defendants, Abdulrashed Waziri, 36, Richard Moses, 42 and Uche Sunday, 32 were dragged before the Chief Magistrate, Muhammed Buba for misappropriation and criminal breach of trust.

The defendants allegedly made away with the sum belonging to Saro Agro-Science Limited located in Ganye, according to the prosecutor.

Abdulrashed, a Storekeeper; Richard, Market Sales representative and Uche, a van driver allegedly conspired to perpetrate the crime without the prior knowledge of the management.

Arraigning the defendants, the Prosecutor, ASP Zakka Musa, informed the court that one Olajide Oladeji of Investment Quarters Tunfure in Gombe state who is also the Regional Business Head of the company reported the matter to the Adamawa State Police Command.

ASP Zakka said that Olajide had reported that on the 25 September, 2023, saying the Location Manager supervising Ganye Office, Caleb Akinteye had discovered that the affected staff stole the company’s money.

The defendants had sold the products of the company and realised the sum of N48million and kept the cash at the warehouse of the company in Ganye LGA on Saturday.

The management had audited its stocks at the warehouse and found out that over N24million worth of stocks were missing which brings the total to N72.818million.

All the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

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