GT Food Staff In Court For Allegedly Stealing N66, 500

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A 23-year-old female staff of GT Food, a popular fast foods restaurant in Benin, on one Odion Onalu, was in Friday arraigned before an Ogbeson Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin for allegedly stealing N66, 500 cash.

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Iyawe, said the defendant was arraigned on a one-count charge of stealing.

She (Iyawe) noted that the defendant was a staff of GT Plaza fast food when she committed the crime.

According to Iyawe, the defendant on April 14, 2021 at GT Plaza, along Benin-Agbor road, Benin and within Oregbeni Magisterial District, did stole the sum of N66, 500 cash belonging to GT Plaza fast food.

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She said that the offence contravened Sections 516 and 390 (6), (9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of the defunct Bendel State, 1976, now applicable in Edo.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge leveled against him.

Defendant’s Counsel, Mrs G I Asowata applied for her bail, assuring the court that she would not jump bail.

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The police prosecutor did not oppose the bail application.

Consequently, the Chief Magistrate, Mutairu Oare, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N80,000 with one surety in likesum

Oare said the surety must be a responsible person and should depose to an affidavit of means.

Oare also directed that the surety must deposit two recent passport photographs of himself and that of the defendant with the court.

He directed the court registrar to verify the information supplied about the surety’s residence.

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He, thereafter, adjourned the case to May 20 for hearing.

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