The Lagos State Police has arraigned a man, Festus Eboh, before an Ikeja Magistrate Court, Lagos for allegedly snatching N1.1million from an unsuspecting customer who was coming out of a bank.
The accused, Eboh is standing trial on a two-count charge bothering on stealing and conspiracy.
According to the Prosecutor, Insp Benedict Aigbokhan, the accused committed the crime at Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos, at about 12.30 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2017.
He alleged that the accused and others at large conspired to snatch bags from customers coming out of the bank.
The prosecutor said that the accused criminally snatched a bag containing N1.1 million, the property of an unsuspecting customer who had gone to withdraw the money from the bank.
“On Oct. 26, at about 10.00 a.m., the accused also snatched another GTBank customer’s 30,000USD at the said place.
“The accused was apprehended by the police after information got to the bank’s authorities and the CCTV was reviewed,” Aigbokhan said
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
Eboh pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate O.A Akokhia granted the accused bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.
She also said that one of the sureties should be a blood relation of the accused, must be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The matter was adjourned the case till March 23, 2018.