Court remands 32-year-old man over alleged N11m theft
For stealing the sum of N11.2 million from Fidelity Bank Plc, a Lagos Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, yesterday, remanded a 32-year-old man, Sedeliu Lucky Izomo in the Ikoyi Correctional facility.
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo ordered his remand following his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.
The EFCC prosecution counsel, Mr. Nnemeka Omewa told the court that the defendant conspired with one Jude Aloheaus who had already been charged.
He said that the defendant committed the offences on or about July 12, 2019, in Lagos, and stole the sum of N11.265,000, property of Fidelity Bank Plc.
The prosecutor also said that the defendant converted the said money to his own use between July 12 to 15, 2019.
His offence is contrary to Sections 409 and 278, of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State 2011. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.
However, the defendant’s counsel, Mercy Akaegbu, told the court of intention to file a bail application, following the submission of EFCC counsel praying to the court for a trial date and that the defendant is remanded.
Omenwa had earlier told the court that the defendant had jumped the administrative bail granted him by the commission.
He said: “ The defendant has been in our custody for four months after he jumped the administrative bail that was granted to him. We just want him to be arraigned so that we can take a trial date.”
Justice Taiwo, therefore, remanded the defendant at the Ikoyi Correctional facility and adjourned the trial to August 8, 2022.