Damilare Fakorede and Sunday Ugbeh are employees of Guinness Nigeria Plc.

They have been accused of stealing 682 empty crates of beer valued at 743,000 Naira from their employer.

Both of them were on Thursday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates' Court.

The Prosecutor, Police Inspector, Ezekiel Ayorinde, said that the accused committed the offences on April 5, at Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.

According to Ayorinde, the first accused, Fakorede, who was a driver, loaded 682 empty crates of different varieties of Guinness, diverted the consignment and sold the goods off.

“The accused was sent to bring the goods from a customer in Ilorin in Kwara, but when he got to Ibadan, Oyo State, he sold the consignment to an illegal buyer," he said.

Fakorede (33) and Ugbeh (32) entered a 'not-guilty' plea to a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and forgery.

The court then granted the accused bail in the sum of 100,000 Naira and asked them to produce two sureties each as part of the conditions.