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2 bank guards in court for allegedly stealing N2.4m from ATM



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Two bank security guards who allegedly stole N2.4 million from an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) were on Wednesday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The defendants were: Friday Audu, 43, of No. 1, Oyewole Compound, Iyana Ipaja and Haruna Anaja, 40, of No. 23, Irepodun Street, Oja Oba, Abule Egba, Lagos.

They were being tried for conspiracy, receiving stolen property and stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp. Olusegun Oke, told the court that the offences were committed on Aug. 5, at Access bank, located at 13 Joel Ogunaike Street, Ikeja.

Oke alleged that the defendants who were security guards of the bank stole N2.4 million from the ATM of the bank.

The prosecutor alleged that the staff member, who loaded money inside the machine, forgot to lock the door thus giving the defendants the chance to operate.

Oke also said the first defendant was the one that received the stolen items from the second defendant.

The prosecutor said 11 ATM cards bearing different names were recovered in their possession.

The offences according to the prosecutor contravened sections 287, 328, 329 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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

The Magistrate, Mrs D. S. Odukoya, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties in like sum.

Odukoya adjourned the case until Nov. 3, for trial.

Moronke Boboye

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