An unsuspecting man has lost over a million naira to an alleged thief, Festus Eboh, who laid in wait for him after he withdraw the lump sum at the Amuwo Odofin branch of Guaranty Trust Bank, in Lagos. The lid blew off the 35-year-old suspect’s deed as he was captured by the bank’s CCTV. Eboh was also said to have snatched $30,000 from another victim days after attacking the bank customer.
Eboh was arraigned on a two-count charge before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly snatching N1.1million from the unnamed bank customer.
The police prosecutor, Insp Benedict Aigbokhan, told the court, presided over by Magistrate O.A. Akokhia, that the defendant committed crime at about 12.30 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2017.
He alleged that the accused and others at large conspired to snatch bags from customers coming out of the bank.
“On Oct. 26, at about 10.00 a.m., the accused also snatched another GTBank customer’s 30,000USD at the said place.
“The accused was apprehended by the police after information got to the bank’s authorities and the CCTV was reviewed,” Aigbokhan said
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Akokhia, who adjourned the case until March 23, granted the accused bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.
She said that one of the sureties should be a blood relation of the accused, must be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.