A petrol station attendant, OreOluwa Owolabi, who allegedly stole her employer’s N490,755 , is facing  trial at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

The accused, 17,  who resides at Ayinla Street, Campbell in Ogun, is standing trial on a charge of stealing to which she pleaded not guilty.

According to the prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, the accused committed the offence between February 23 and June 22 at Total Petrol Station in Abule Egba, a Lagos suburb.

He said the accused stole N490,755 belonging to the station.

“When the meter being used by the accused was audited, it was discovered that N490,755 worth of petrol was sold without remitting the money into the company’s account.

“The accused was apprehended and charged to court,” he said.

The offence contravenes Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised) and stipulates three years imprisonment for offenders.

The teenage girl was, however, released on N100, 000 bail with one surety in like sum.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, who gave the ruling, said the sureties must be gainfully employed and should also show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was later adjourned until August 2 for mention.