Chinedu Igwe, a former employee of Jumia Nigeria Company, on Wednesday, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing goods valued at N918,000 belonging to the company.
Igwe, 33, of No. 4, Pipeline Road, Idimu, Lagos, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and using a fake address to defraud.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Babaji Ishaku told the court that the accused committed the offences with others still at large on April 7 at Jumia Nigeria Company, situated at No. 6B, Universal Close, Ikeja, Lagos.
Ishaku said that Igwe was a staff at Jumia Nigeria Company attached to the customer service department.
“The company detected that fraudulent acts were being committed in the company repeatedly and through serious monitoring, the accused was caught.
“Igwe was discovered stealing voucher codes belonging to both Sterling Bank and Upstream Limited, and using same to purchase items from Jumia Nigeria Company.
“He used the voucher codes to buy different items online and also defrauded the company by using fake addresses to deliver the goods.
“The accused purchased an order of Television, phones, printer, I-pad, computer games and power banks using the voucher codes on different occasions before he was caught,” he said.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 285, 323 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Section 285 prescribes three years imprisonment for anyone found liable of stealing.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate, Mr. A.J. Adegun, granted the accused N250, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till June 27 for the mention.