Wahala! Clerk caught cheating, threatens to set employer’s estate ablaze

The police on Friday arraigned a clerk, Michael Omoniyi, at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly threatening to set an estate ablaze.

Omoniyi, 24, of Isaac Adenuga Street, Agility in Mile 12, near Lagos, was arraigned on a two-count charge of breach of peace and threat to life.

He was accused of conspiring with two other men to dupe his employer, but when he was caught, he allegedly rained abuses on his employer’s wife.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, told court that the offence was committed on May 22 at Agboye Close in Ketu, near Lagos.

Ihiehie said the complainant, one Mr. Agboye, of Agboye Estate, told police that the accused was working for him as an inspection clerk.

“On May 20, the accused came to inform the complainant that two soakaway pits in his estate were full and needed immediate evacuation.

“The complainant told him to find people that would do the job, not knowing that he was out to dupe the company- Onamo Agboye Estates Ltd.

“The accused went and conspired with two men who came to deceive the complainant that the job had been done, demanding payment.

“It was a tenant who went to the complainant to inform him that no evacuation was done on the soakaway pits and invited the director of the estate to come and see things for himself.

“The director followed the tenant and discovered the truth, which made the accused to start raining abuses on them.

“He threatened that if the matter got to the police, he would burn the estate,” Ihiehie said.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 230(1) and 55 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.

The magistrate, Mrs. O. Sule-Amzat, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two reliable sureties whose addresses must be verified.

She adjourned the case to June 20. (NAN)

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