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Man, 50, remanded for allegedly stealing N510,000



An Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Monday, remanded a 50-year-old man, Lukman Akinfenwa, in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly stealing N510,000.

The Magistrate, Mr A.O. Ogbe, ordered the remand of Akinfenwa in the correctional centre, after he had pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing.

Ogbe adjourned the case till Feb. 22 for review of facts and sentencing.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Adegeshin Famuyiwa, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between Jan. 11 and Jan. 13 at Ebute area of Ikorodu, Lagos.

Famuyiwa said that the defendant dishonestly transferred N510,000 with USSD code from a GTB account belonging to the complainant, one Mr Yusuf Akintunde, to his own personal account.

The prosecutor said that the defendant made the transfer without the consent of the complainant and converted the said amount to his personal use.

According to him, the offence contravenes Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Adepote Arowojobe

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