A 22-year-old sales representative, Abdulkarim Shuaib has been docked at an Upper Area Court Gwagwalada, Abuja for allegedly defrauding his employer of N385,000.
The police charged Shuaib who lives in Sauka village Abuja with a criminal breach of trust and theft by a servant.
The Prosecution Counsel Abdullahi Tanko told the court that Mr Ikenna Orisakwe of Kuje Abuja reported the matter at Iddo Division on May 10.
Tanko said the complainant employed the defendant in December 2022 and entrusted his gas refilling business to him to manage.
He said while operating the business, the defendant made sales and deceived the complainant with a fake credit alert that he had credited the money into his account.
He said the complainant later discovered that the defendant dishonestly converted the sum of N385,000 to his own personal use.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provision of Sections 312 and 289 of the Penal Code.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charges.
The Judge, Malam Abdullahi Abdulkarim, who did not convict the defendant after his guilty plea said it was expedient to go into full trial.
“Though the defendant partially admitted to the charges, it is expedient to go into full trial to determine the extent of the damage”, Abdulkarim ruled.
He, however, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300,000 with one reasonable surety in like sum.
He ordered that the surety reside within the court’s jurisdiction and adjourned the case until May 31 for hearing.