Two Men Charged With Stealing And Impersonation


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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, are standing trial on a four-count charge of conspiracy, forgery, impersonation and stealing.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Roman Unuigbe told the court  that the duo and others still at large committed the offenses on September 22 at about 2:00pm at First Bank Plc, Oba Akran Way, Ikeja, Lagos.

He said the duo and their  accomplices fraudulently impersonated one Chukwuma Uguru and manipulated his email which was presented at First Bank to withdraw the sum of N2million from the account.

He explained that after the men were apprehended, it was discovered that the sum of N2million was transferred to a UBA account No 2086975742.

The offenses, 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 December 7 for mention. (NAN )


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