N3.7m fraud: Po­lice dock bureau de change op­er­a­tor

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - From Ade­lanwa Bamg­boye, Lagos

A 47-year-old Bureau De Change op­er­a­tor, Makaila Miko, on Fri­day ap­peared at an Ig­bosere Mag­is­trate Court, Lagos, for al­legedly steal­ing N3.7 mil­lion from a bank ac­count.

The ac­cused who re­sides at Lagos Is­land area of Lagos, is stand­ing trial on a three-count charge of con­spir­acy, steal­ing and fraud.

The Prose­cu­tor, Sgt. Fri­day Mameh said that the ac­cused and oth­ers still at large com­mit­ted the al­leged of­fences on Dec. 14, 2018, at 5.30pm, at Wema Bank, Lagos.

He said that the ac­cused fraud­u­lently ob­tained N3.7 mil­lion from ac­count no. 012295877

Bank Ltd.

“The ac­cused hacked into the said ac­count and stole N3.7 mil­lion be­long­ing to Wema Bank Ltd,” Mameh said.

The of­fences con­tra­vene Sec­tions 287, 325 and 411 of the Crim­i­nal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The ac­cused pleaded not guilty.

In her rul­ing, Mag­is­trate Mr A. Y. AroLambo granted him N500, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

He said that the sureties must show ev­i­dence of tax pay­ment to the Lagos State Gov­ern­ment and have their ad­dresses ver­i­fied.

The case was ad­journed to Jan­uary 17, 2019 for men­tion. of Wema

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