Luck has run out for two women in Ota area of Ogun state as they were arraigned on Monday over forging of 117 POS receipts.
The two women, Mutiat Ajoke, 27, and Ayaga Bolanle, 50, appeared before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun.
The police charged the defendants, whose addresses were not provided, with three counts of theft, forgery and conspiracy.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. E.O. Adaraloye, told the court that the defendants and others still at large committed the offence between January 2021 and January 2022 at Payee Ventures, Ota.
Adaraloye said that the defendants, staff of Payee Ventures, conspired among themselves to steal N17.9 million belonging to Ms Vera Odjugo.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 390(6), 467 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Vol.11, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Magistrate A.O. Adeyemi admitted the defendants to a bail of N500,000 each, and two sureties each in like sum.
Adeyemi ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to the Ogun State Government.
She adjourned the case until March 16 for further hearing