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Lagos lotto agent remanded after pleading guilty to N320 000 theft

03 February 2016, 20:53

Lagos - An Ikeja Magistrates' Court on Wednesday remanded in prison a 26-year-old man, Hossana Emmanuel, who pleaded guilty to bolting with a N320,000 loan.

The Magistrate, Mrs C.Y Balogun, who gave the order, said the accused should remain behind bars at Kirikiri Prisons pending judgment.

Emmanuel, a lotto agent, who lives at Bamgbose Block, Olosun in Ogun, was arraigned for stealing.

Prosecutor Racheal Williams told the court that the offence was committed between December 2015 and Jan. 21 at No. 18, Oyemekun St., Ogba, a suburb of Lagos.

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According to her, the accused borrowed N320,000 from a man, Mr Kelly Akomenobo, on the pretext of paying the money back after a week.

"After collecting the money, he bolted away and all efforts to locate him proved abortive."

Insp. Williams said the accused was later sighted by the complainant at Ogba and was immediately apprehended.

The offence, William noted, contravened Section 278 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused pleaded guilty.

The case was adjourned to Feb. 8 for judgment.




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