Law and Oder

Paul Iyoghojie

The Management of First Bank of Nigeria, FBN, Lagos has dragged a suspected fraudster, Uzoma Okoli before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court for allegedly attempting to steal money from the account of the management of Mainland Oil and Gas Ltd domiciled in the bank without authority.

A police source alleged that the arrest of the accused was ordered by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG in charge of Zone 2 Command , Lagos, Adamu Ibrahim following a petition by the management of Mainland Oil and Gas Ltd.

Police Counsel, Francis Igbinosa informed the court in charge No K/18/2018 that the accused committed the offence in January, 2018 at First Bank in Lagos.

Igbinosa told the Court that trouble started for the accused when he connived with others still at large to hack the account of the oil firm with No 2024245380 at the First Bank with intent to steal money from the account.

He said that luck, however, ran against the accused before he could withdraw money from the account when the vigilant staff of the bank discovered the attempted fraud and notified the police who arrested him.

He said the offences the accused committed were punishable under sections 411 and  406(2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and Magistrate O.I. Omisore granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.

Omisore adjourned the case till 28 April, 2018 for mention.