Helen Ocheme, a company’s sales representative, reportedly accused of stealing her employer’s N8.7 million, was on Wednesday, 29 April, 2015 arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Metroscope gathered that Ocheme, 34, who resides at No. 31, Ogunlana St., Aguda, Lagos, has been charged to court on a two-count charge of obtaining money by false pretences and stealing. She however pleaded innocence of the offences.

Meanwhile the prosecutor, ASP Eranus Nnamonu, told the court that the accused committed the offences between September 2014 and February 2015 as a staff of Stanqueen Investment Ltd. located at Cocoa Warehouse Ogba in Ikeja.

Nnamonu said as the company’s sales representative “Ocheme collected the products valued at N5 millon from September 2014 and February 2015, sold them but failed to remit the proceeds of the sales to her employer.”

“The accused within the same period also stole N3.7 million company’s funds and absconded,” said Nnamonu. He stressed that “the offences contravened Sections 285 and 312 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011”

The Magistrate, Abimbola Komolafe, in her ruling, ordered the accused to deposit N50, 000 at the court’s Deputy Registrar’s office while she also granted her bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum

The case is however adjourned to May 15 for trial.