A 33-year-old pastor’s wife, who is also a staff member of Best Star Micro Finance Bank Plc, Mrs. Olufelo Abiodun Adeniran, has been arraigned by the police before the Chief Magistrates’ Court, Moniya Magisterial District sitting at Akinyele Local Government secretariat on a charge bordering on stealing.
The pastor’s wife, who was arraigned before Magistrate Salami, was accused of stealing the sum of N371,500 belonging to her employer.
The charge, prepared by the Area Crime Officer of Area Command Agodi, W/SP Temidayo Adesokan, reads: “That you, Olufelo Abiodun Adeniran, ‘F’ in the month of November, 2015 at Ojoo area, Ibadan, in the Moniya magisterial district, did steal the sum of N371,500.00k belonging to your employer, Best Star Micro Finance Bank Plc and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 390 (6) of Criminal Code Cap 38 vol. 11 Laws of Oyo state, Nigeria 2000.”
The investigating police officer, W/CPL Liadi Abiola, had informed the court that Olufelo, in her written statement, admitted that she took the alleged sum without her employer’s knowledge to transact a personal business that failed.
The court had granted her bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum and at the resumed hearing of the matter, Olufelo had informed the court that she had informed her employer that she wanted to settle out of court.
But the representative of the company denied knowledge of any out of court settlement arrangement and the court adjourned the matter till July 14, 2016 for report of settlement or commencement of trial.ax