Vanguard – A 27-year-old woman, Aminat Akiode, was yesterday sentenced to two years imprisonment by an Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court for stealing recharge cards valued at N300,000.
Prosecutor, Mr Paul Etusi said the offence was committed on May 4, at Adigbe in Abeokuta metropolis.He added that the recharge cards were the property of the Global Communications Investment (GCI) Ltd., a firm in which Akiode was an employee.
“She was entrusted with recharge cards of various communication networks worth N300, 000, which she could not account for.
“The GCI Ltd alerted the police of the development and after much interrogation, Akiode claimed that she was hypnotised by some people who collected the cards from her,” the prosecutor said.
Etusi said that the offence was contrary Sections 383 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun, 2006.
Akiode pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing levied against her.
The counsel to the accused, Mrs Titilayo Akinola, pleaded with the court to tamper justice with mercy.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Ayoadele Ayobolu, later sentenced Akiode to two years imprisonment with an option of N 200,000 fine.