Hotel manager, accountant docked over N25m theft

LAGOS — A 40-year-old Hotel Manager, Nelson Obinna Obasi, and an accountant of the hotel, Salami Sikiru, were Wednesday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court, for allegedly stealing N25 million belonging to one Sam Okey Nwosu.

The defendants who are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy and stealing were arraigned before Magistrate B.O. Osunsanmi.

The crime was said to have occurred on April 11, 2013, at about 2pm at Bay Town Hotel, Shasha Road in Akowonjo area of Lagos.

The police prosecutor, Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that Obasi and Sikiru committed the said offence while they were manager and accountant of the hotel.

He said the defendants converted the N25million property of one Chief Sam Okey Nwosu to their use.

Uwadione also alleged that sometime in August 2012, at 25, Wole Omotosho Street in Egbeda area, the defendants also stole N1.5 million belonging to one Kanu Iyke.

Obasi and Sikiru had pleaded not guilty to the three- count charge proffered against them by the police.

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