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Man allegedly cheats Konga for eight years, steals N22m goods

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A 39-year-old man, Chijioke Okoro, has been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting at Ikeja, Lagos State, for allegedly stealing N22,046,695 worth of goods from an online store, Konga.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Okoro tricked the online company between October 2013 and August 2021 in Akilo, in the Ogba area of the state.

He was arraigned on two counts bordering on stealing and cheating by tricks.

The charges read, “That you, Chijioke Okoro, from October 2013 to August 20, 2021, at No 3b, Cocoa Road, Akilo area of Ogba, Lagos, in the Ikeja Magisterial District, did unlawfully steal goods worth N22,046,695, property of Konga Online Shopping Limited.

“That you, Chijioke Okoro, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did fraudulently trick and cheat Konga Online Shopping Limited with their goods valued at N22,046,695.23, thereby committing an offence.”

According to the police, the offences contravene sections 286 and 323 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.

Okoro pleaded not guilty to the charges and was admitted to bail.

The Chief Magistrate, S.K Matepo, adjourned the matter till March 28, 2022.

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