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Two men, Hammed Sadiq and Daniel Ezenwaka, charged with stealing from a customer’s bank account and impersonation, were on Friday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The duo, Sadiq, 31 and Ezenwaka, 24, whose residential addresses were not stated, is standing trial on a four-count charge of conspiracy, forgery, impersonation and stealing.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. RomanUnuigbe told the court  that the duo, and others still at large committed the offences on Sep. 22 at  about 2:00 pmat First Bank Plc, Oba Akran Way, Ikeja, Lagos.

He said the duo and their  accomplices fraudulently impersonated oneChukwuma Uguru and manipulated his  email which was presented at First Bank to withdraw the sum of N2 million from the account.

He explained that after the men were apprehended, it was discovered that the sum of N2 million was transferred to a UBA account No 2086975742.

The offences, Unuigbe said contravened Sections  285 (1)(5)(e),  378, 389, and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

The duo, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate Mr P.A Ojo, admitted the accused  to a bail of N500,00 each and two responsible sureties in like sum.

Ojo said the sureties must be from the success father’s side and also enjoy get a letter from a community leader and adjourned the case till Dec. 7 for mention.

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