Sales rep docked for allegedly stealing pharmaceutical products, car



A 41-year-old sales representative, Gbenga Omitogun, accused of stealing pharmaceutical products and a Hyundai Saloon car, on Thursday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Omitogun , who resides at No. 19 Offa Road, Ilorin , is charged with theft.

He pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Adetutu Sanusi, told the court that Omitogu committed the offence in July  at the Worldwide Health Care Venture Ltd, at Matori, Mushin, Lagos.

Sanusi alleged that the defendant collected pharmaceutical products worth N3million, sold them and refused to remit the proceeds into the company account.

He also alleged that the defendant also sold  the company’s Hyundai Saloon car, valued at N3million.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.‎

Nigeria News Agency reports that the sections provides three years jail term for stealing.

The Magistrate, Mrs E.O. Okpara, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Okpara ordered that the sureties must be employed with evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.‎

She adjourned the case until Sept. 2, for trial.


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Sales of school of nursing forms on internet fraudulent, FCTA warns



The Federal Capital Territorial Administration (FCTA) on Friday described as fraud, the ongoing 2020/2021 sales of School of Nursing, Gwagwalada, forms on the internet by some fraudsters.

Mrs Leo Musa, Acting Director of the Nursing Department, Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS) of the FCTA , stated this at a news conference on Friday in Abuja.

According to Musa, our attention has been drawn as a department of nursing, HHSS, to the ongoing advert and sale of forms in various media on the internet.

She said that reports had been coming to the department from many people about the sales of this form, stressing that school of nursing Gwagwalada have not started the sales of any form.

“We don’t have anything of such for now, we want to draw the attention of the public to this, anyone dealing with such fraudsters on the internet does so at their own risk.

“As a secretariat, we have not received any approval for such, with the COVID-19 on ground and with the rules of the Federal Government about the virus, we are not ready to go against it.

“We have written a disclaimer on the site, we know it belongs to the school, but yet, reports are still coming to us about the sales of this form,” Musa said.

She added that the forms would not be sold until the COVID-19 was over.

According to her, the school management attention has also been drawn to this, and that people have been going there to notify it of the form they have already bought.

She said that a letter to this effect has been forwarded to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory through the acting Secretary of the HHSS, Mr Mohammed Kawu to see what could be done on the issue.

She added that suggestions had also be given on the issue, for it to be handed to the security department to help trace the fraudsters, who were already using different accounts on the internet to defraud people.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Felix Ajide (NAN)

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Sales representative in court over alleged criminal breach of trust, cheating



The police charged Peter with criminal breach of trust, misappropriation and cheating, contrary to sections 296, 293 and 306 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Esther Bishen, told the court that Yakubu Bitrus of Godogodo, Kafanchan, reported the matter on May 25.

Bishen alleged that the defendant sold 382 pieces of wood, valued at N294, 140, and only remitted N80, 000.

She alleged that the defendant converted the N214, 140 to his personal use and all efforts made to retrieve the money failed.

When the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty.

In his ruling, Magistrate Michael Bawa, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Bawa adjourned the matter until June 9 for hearing.

Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Sadiya Hamza (NAN)

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Sales of new vehicles in Lebanon drop by 69 pct in first four months of 2020




Sales of new vehicles in Lebanon in the first four months of 2020 dropped by 69 percent over the same period last year, given the deteriorating economic situation, Elnashra, local independent newspaper, reported on Tuesday.

Car companies sold 2,532 new vehicles in the first four months in 2020, compared to 8,102 for the same period last year, while they have only sold 188 new vehicles in April compared to 2,168 during the same month last year.

The country has been plagued by a deteriorating economic situation. Also, car importers have not been able to have easy access to U.S. currency to import cars which contributed to the increase in prices of new vehicles.

At the same time, the COVID-19 outbreak in Lebanon prompted companies to close for a long time.


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Sales of Volkswagen brand in Germany down 67 pct in April




The Volkswagen brand sold 67 percent less vehicles in Germany in April due to the standstill caused by the coronavirus crisis, Germany’s largest car manufacturer announced on Monday.

The German market was in an “almost exclusively good position” because in some other countries the minus had been considerably greater, said Juergen Stackmann, board member of Volkswagen, during a telephone conference on Monday.

Volkswagen sales in Europe, excluding Germany, even plummeted by 83 percent compared with the same month last year, according to the German car manufacturer.

In Britain, France, Italy and Spain there were almost no sales at all, according to Volkswagen. In the United States, sales were down 35 percent.

Sales in China, on the other hand, almost remained at last year’s level and only fell by around 2.5 percent, according to the German car manufacturer. According to Volkswagen, 60 percent of customers in China were first-time buyers.

In China, Volkswagen brand was expecting to “reach the previous year’s level again in May,” said Stackmann.

In order to boost sales in its home market Germany, Volkswagen brand launched a new program that included special leasing and financing offers. After around five weeks of shutdown due to the coronavirus crisis, Volkswagen gradually restarted production in Germany at the end of April.


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