A 22-year-old bank employee, Tope Olajide, on Monday, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for stealing two customers’ Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) cards and used them to withdraw N427,000.
The defendant, whose residential address was not disclosed, is facing trial before Magistrate O. A. Olayinka on a charge of stealing.
Olajide, however, denied committing the offence and was admitted to bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in January, 2019 at the Abule Egba branch of Stanbic Bank.
He said that the defendant stole two customers’ ATM cards to withdraw money from the bank accounts of two customers.
“The defendant stole N207,000 from Mr Adegboye Olanrewaju and N220,000 from another customer who was only identified as Mr Abass.
“He was exposed by the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera installed within the branch.
“It was based on the discoveries from the CCTV footage that the defendant was handed over to the police.”
Ayorinde said that the offence violated Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The section stipulates three years in jail if the offender is found guilty of stealing.
The magistrate adjourned the case until November 17 for mention.
You may be interested
APC chieftain reveals why Tinubu can’t be president in 2023Webby - October 10, 2021
Spread the love An APC chieftain and Senator representing Bauchi Central, Isa Misau, has revealed why the presidential ambition of…
France Seal Comeback Win Against Spain To Land First UEFA Nations League TitleWebby - October 10, 2021
France claimed the second UEFA Nations League title after coming from behind to beat Spain 2-1 in Sunday’s final at…
Man nabbed for defiling neighbour’s 13-year old daughterWebby - October 10, 2021
Spread the lovePolice have arrested a 32-year-old man in Lagos for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s 13-year-old daughter. Police spokesman in…