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Sales rep in court for allegedly defrauding employer of N1.4m

By Ugochi Ugochukwu [NAN]


A 40-year-old sales representative, Samuel Kenti, on Thursday appeared in an Upper Area Court, Zuba, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding  his employer of N1.4 million.

The police charged Kenti, who lives in Gwagwa, Abuja with criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The prosecution counsel, Chinedu Agada, told the court that the complainant, Nelson Nkennor reported the matter at the Byazhin Police Station on Jan. 21.

Agada said the defendant unlawfully converted the money belonging a company in Kubwa to his personal use.

He said all efforts made by the company management to recover, failed.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

The judge, Gambo Garba admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Garba ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and produce means of identification.

He adjourned the case until March 17 for hearing. (NAN)

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