- A 33-year-old banker, Mohammed Abubakar, has been arraigned by the police for stealing from a customer
- Abubakar, according to police report, stole the sum of N15 million from the victim, Ajuma Ojatta
- The chief magistrate, Njideka Duru, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum
The police on Wednesday, April 17, arraigned a banker, Mohammed Abubakar, in a Wuse Zone II chief magistrates’ court for allegedly stealing over N15 million from a customer's account.
The police charged 33-year-old Abubakar who lives at No 9 Zakur Street Madalla Niger state with four counts of joint act, criminal breach of trust, cheating and theft, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The police counsel, Godson Jinalimba, told the court that the case was reported at the office of the Inspector-General by the complainant, Ajuma Ojatta in September 2018.
Jinalimba told the court that the defendant who is a staff of Union bank, conspired with one Lukman now at large, dishonestly and fraudulently took N15 million.
He also said that the defendant deceived her with various dishonest and fraudulent antics to pay various sums of money totaling N11 million to him. The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 79, 387, 312 and 322 of the penal code.
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Although the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge, the chief magistrate, Njideka Duru, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum.
Duru ordered that the surety must reside within the jurisdiction of the court. The magistrate adjourned the case until May 15 for hearing.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the police said it had killed nine suspected members of a notorious armed robbery gang at Akilbu forest , off Abuja-Kaduna expressway.
A statement by the force spokesman, Frank Mba, a deputy commissioner of police, on Sunday, April 14, in Abuja, said this followed an exchange of gunfire between the police and members of the gang on April 10.
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