Bureau De Change operator faces N3.7m theft charge

Bureau De Change operator faces N3.7m theft charge

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

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

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Friday Mameh, said the accused and others still at large, committed the offenses on Dec. 14, 2018, at 5.30pm, at a Wema Bank branch in Lagos.

He said the accused fraudulently obtained N3.7 million from account no. 012295877 of Wema Bank.

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

The offenses contravened Sections 287, 325 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused pleaded not guilty.

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

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

The case was adjourned until Jan. 17, for the mention. (NAN)

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