RENO SUPERSTORES COMPANY SENDS ANOTHER STAFF TO PRISON FOR STEALING KIWI SHOE POLISH

Reno Superstores, a company based in Lagos State, has once again found itself grappling with an internal theft case. Just days after the imprisonment of their security guard, Emmanuel Udoh, for allegedly stealing two loaves of bread due to hunger, another employee has been sent to prison for different theft incident.

The accused, Tobiloba Olule, an 18-year-old staff member, was apprehended after being caught on CCTV stealing Kiwi shoe polish, valued at N1,200 each.

In response to the incident, the company’s security guard promptly detained Olule and handed him over to the management team. Subsequently, the management conducted an inventory check and estimated the total value of the missing Kiwi shoe polish to be N263,800. Determined to set an example and discourage future thefts, the management decided to involve the police and press charges against Olule.

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Despite attempts by the police to settle the matter through an out-of-court resolution, the management insisted on pursuing legal action to ensure justice. Olule was consequently charged before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court for the alleged theft. During the court proceedings, he pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Supol Benedict Aigbokhan, requested a hearing date to allow the police to present evidence supporting the accusation against Olule. The Presiding Magistrate, K.A. Ariyo, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N100,000. The bail conditions required two sureties who could demonstrate a means of livelihood, with their addresses verified by the court.

The case is set to be mentioned on 8th May 2024. Meanwhile, Olule has been remanded in custody at the Kirikiri town correctional center in Lagos until he fulfills the conditions for his release.

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