A Lagos lawyer’s secretary, Gbenga Akindele, who allegedly bolted with his employer’s N118, 000, was on Wednesday charged before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

The 21-year-old, who lives at Agege in Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing.

According to the prosecutor, Insp. Ezekiel Ayorinde, the accused committed the offence on Dec. 17 at Tabon-Tabon in Agege.

He said Akindele, who was working as the secretary in the chambers of Mr Rotimi Akomolafe, was asked to pay some money into his employer’s account at First Bank but converted the money to personal use.

“Gbenga was sent to make payment of N79, 000 and N39, 000 into two different accounts at First Bank belonging to Akomolafe and Oluwakemi Adeniyi.

“He, however, converted the money to personal use,” Ayorinde said.

The offence violated Section 278 (f) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty.

Ruling on the bail application of the accused, the Magistrate, Mrs O.J. Awope, granted him bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned to Jan. 13, 2016 for mention.

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