A hotel attendant, Sunday Efifeneme, 34, has been arrested by the police at Ikotun  Division, Lagos, southwest Nigeria for allegedly stealing N98,000 belonging to his  employer, Godwin Umugworo.

Sunday, an attendant at 7UP Hotel, Ikotun, Lagos was alleged to have stolen the money  belonging to his employer and went into hiding, but police started a manhunt for him and  he was arrested at his hideout in Ijegun. He was later charged to Ejigbo Magistrate’s  Court for stealing.

The offence according to the police was contrary to Section 390 of the Criminal Code,  Cap. 17, Vol. 2 laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2004.

When the charge was read to him, he pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of  N100,000 with one responsible surety in the like sum. The surety, the court ordered, must  show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State government.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. S. O. Solebo, adjourned till 18 October, 2010 while he was  remanded in Kirikiri Prison, Apapa, Lagos, as he could not meet the bail conditions.

—Cyriacus Izuekwe