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Police Arraign Man For Snatching N1.5m From Bank Customer 

Posted: Feb 3, 2016 at 11:39 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gbenga Faturoti, OSOGBO.

Detectives from Osun State Police Command have arraigned a 30-year-old man, Mr. Adedoyin Tadese before an Osogbo Magistrate Court for snatching a sum of N1.5million money belonging to one Mr. Akeeb Abiodun.

The money was snatched within the premises of one of the commercial banks in Osogbo.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Oladoye Joshua told the court when the case was read to him that Tadese snatched the money from Akeeb on 5th of July, 2013 and escaped with it but was later apprehended and handed over to the police.

The prosecutor added that Tadese was asked to return the money to the owner but the accused person could only return #100,000 out of the total sum of N1.5million.

The accused person however pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The prosecutor said the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume 2, Laws of Osun State, 2013.

The owner of the money who was also at the court begged the magistrate to assist him to retrieve his money from Tadese instead of remanding him in prison.

The Presiding Magistrate Olusola Aluko assured Akeeb that the court would assist him to get his money. Magistrate Aluko later asked Tadese to state when and how he would repay the money.

Tadese in response promised to pay 200,000 on April 8, 2016 as first installment and then pay the rest of the money gradually as time goes on.

Magistrate Aluko then order the accused to be remanded in prison and warned him to ensure that he repay the money without further delay.

The case was adjourned till April 8, 2016 for further hearing.