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  • Updated: April 18, 2024

Man in court for stealing N1.2m from dead man’s bank account

Man in court for stealing N1.2m from dead man’s bank accou

The police on Thursday presented a 30-year-old man, John Timothy, before an Iyaganku Magistrate’s Court, Ibadan for alleged  N1.2 million theft from a dead man’s bank account.

The defendant, whose address was not provided, is facing charges bordering on conspiracy and stealing. He, however, pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Inspector Olalekan Adegbite, told the court that the defendant committed the offences between May 17, 2021 and July 21, 2021.

Adegbite alleged that the defendant stole N1.2 million from one late Mr Johnson David’s Access Bank account. He further told the court that a son of the deceased, Mr Daniel David,  discovered the theft.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 516 and 390(9) of the Criminal Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The Magistrate, Oluwabusayo Osho, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum and subsequently adjourned the case until May 7 for hearing.

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