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Chef docked for criminal breach of trust, theft

11 September 2013, 21:24

Abuja - The Police on Wednesday arraigned Eric Achilles, a chef, in an Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court for criminal breach of trust and theft.

The accused, who lives in Gwarinpa, was also charged with misappropriation and threat to life. The police prosecutor, Sgt. Abuh Opanachi told the court that Aisha Anosike of Wuse 2, Abuja, reported the case at Police Area Command, Maitama, Abuja, on July 18.

The prosecutor said the complainant told the police that she employed the accused as a chef in her shop, `Pastry Shoppe’, in Wuse 2, Abuja, as a manager and baker.

He alleged that the accused during the time he was employed fraudulently converted the owner’s  N1, 113 to his personal use.

The prosecutor said the accused also stole two air conditioners and baking materials valued at N300, 000 while managing the shop.

He further alleged that the accused at one point threatened to deal with the complainant and her family.

Opanachi said during police investigation, the accused confessed to committing the crime, and that the two air-conditioners were found in his possession.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 289, 314, 309 and 397 of the Penal Code.

The accused however pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.

Senior magistrate Celestine Odo granted the accused bail in the sum of N300 000 with one surety in like sum.

Odo said the surety must be a civil servant and must be resident within the court jurisdiction.

The magistrate said both the accused and the surety must sign the court bail bond and adjourned the matter to Oct. 3 for proper hearing. 


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