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Abuja farm manager steals N5.4 million worth of chickens from employer


Abuja farm manager steals N5.4 million worth of chickens from employer

Patrick Olusegun, a 36-year-old farm manager in Abuja, has been brought to court on allegations of stealing 542 chickens valued at N5.4 million.

According to the prosecution, Mr. Stanley Nwafoaku, the case was reported to the Lugbe Police Station on September 8th by Mr. Ajayi Elijah, owner of Wale John Farms in Lugbe, Abuja.

The complainant had hired the defendant in July to manage his poultry farm, which housed over a thousand birds. However, upon conducting a stock check, it was discovered that 542 chickens, worth N5.4 million, were missing.

Subsequently, the defendant was apprehended and during the police investigation, he failed to provide a satisfactory account of the missing chickens.

The prosecutor stated that the defendant has violated Section 289 of the Penal Code. Olusegun, who resides in Lugbe, Abuja, pleaded not guilty to the charges of theft in front of the Kado Grade 1 Area Court.

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Judge Mohammed Wakili granted the defendant bail in the amount of one million Naira, with one surety of the same sum who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

The case has been adjourned until October 10th for a hearing.

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