by Jewel Stephen
A 31-year-old security guard resident at 18, Iganmu Street, Olodi-Apapa, has been charged to court for the alleged theft of
N136,000 with his neighbour’s ATM card.
The accused, Yinka Awujoola, who was arraigned before the Magistrate Court sitting in Apapa, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
The prosecutor, John Iberedem, told the court that the accused committed the offences on August 7.
According to Iberedem, Awujoola with another accused, now at large, to steal an ATM card belonging to one Roseline Oguntimiloyin.
The victim, Oguntimiloyin, said the accused was the only one who knew her password because he was with her the first time she used the ATM card.
“The bank was able to identify him as the culprit,” Iberedem said.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 285 and 409 of the criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Olayinka, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The presiding Magistrate, Patrick Adekomaiya, granted Awujoola a
N30,000 bail, with one surety in like sum.
The case has been adjourned till September 22 for trial.