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.