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Office Assistant Disappears With His Employee’s $12,000.

Ifeanyi Anyanwu, an office assistant, Wednesday admitted to an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, that he stole his employer’s $12,000, from which he gave his girlfriend N700,000.
According to The Nation, Anyanwu, 28, an employee of a financial services firm, was arraigned before Mr. B. A. Sonuga on a count of stealing.
Prosecuting Corporal Friday Mameh said the defendant committed the alleged offence during his employment with the complainant, Mr Olalekan Salami, a financial analyst.
He said the incident occurred at No. 32 Furo Ezimora Street, Lekki Phase 1, in Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Lagos.
Mameh alleged that Anyawu stole $12,000 (about N4.5million) belonging to the complainant and fled to Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
“The defendant was arrested through the help of his girlfriend in Calabar, after she tried to withdraw the N700,000 that she deposited in her First City Monument Bank (FCMB) account.
“After her arrest, she told the police how she came about the money, and then took the police to the defendant’s residence in Calabar where he was apprehended and brought to Lagos,” Mameh said.
According to him, ‎the offence is punishable under Section 287(7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Anyawu pleaded guilty.
Magistrate Sonuga adjourned till October 31, for a review of the facts and ‎sentence.

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