On Thursday, two point-of-sale (POS) agents appeared before an Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly stealing N942 million from their employer.
A three-count charge of conspiracy, cybercrime, and theft is being brought against the defendants, Chigozie Omeje, 26, and Irene Andrew, 29, whose addresses were not provided.
But they entered a plea of innocence.
The defendants and a few other people still at large committed the crimes in June and July in Odugunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos State, according to the prosecutor, ASP Jimoh Joseph.
According to Joseph, the defendants planned their theft of the money and used a POS device to trick the security system.
He claimed that the defendants fraudulently transferred a total of N942 million to their personal bank accounts and other bank accounts while they were employed by their employer, Shago POS Terminals.
The 2015 Cybercrime (Prohibition and Prevention) Act, according to Joseph, was violated by the offenses. Section 12 of the Act.
According to the prosecutor, the offenses were also in violation of Sections 287 and 411 of the Lagos State Criminal Law of 2015.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Each defendant was given permission to post bail in the amount of N1 million with two sureties by M. Kayode Alamu.
She also stipulated that the sureties must provide proof of paying three years’ worth of taxes to the Lagos State Government and that one of the sureties must be a blood relative of the defendant.
The case was postponed until October 31.