The Management of intercontinental Hotels on Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos have dragged their five members of staff before a Lagos magistrate couirt for allegedly defrauding them of the sum of N3,404,065 they realized from sales.
Police identified the accused persons as Emmanuel Okoro, 39, precious ijidolire, 40 , Adeyinka Ojo, 32, Christ Oladipupo, 39 and Adekunle Oshofisan, 33.
Police alleged that the divisional police officer, DPO in charge of bar beach, Oluseun, Victoria Island, Lagos SP Isah Lawal directed his team led by SGt Adewale Adekunola to arrest the accused persons following a complaint by the management of intercontinental hotels.
The accused persons were charged before the igbosere magistrate court, lagos on a three count charge of felony to wit Stealing.
`Police counsel, jimoh Joseph informed the court in charge No A/85/2018 that the accused persons committed the offence between April and
August, 2018 at the intercontinental Hotels, Lagos.
joseph told the court that the accused persons committed to steal the sum of N3,404,065 paid to them by customers.
He said that the management of the Hotels, uncovered the fraud when they audited their account books.
Joseph said that the offences, the accused persons committed were punishable under sections 411,326 and287 of the Criminal laws of lagos state,2015
All the defendants, however pleaded not guilty to the charges in the open court and chief magistate, O. Oshin granted them bail in the sum of N250,000 each with two hundreds each in like sum Oshin adjourned the case till November,2018 for mention and ordered that the defendants be kept at the ikoyi and kirikiri prisons, lagos till they perfected the bail conditions.