Case

Lagos, March 22, 2019 A civil servant, James Dibal,who allegedly stole N505,000 from his friend’s account at gunpoint, on Friday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

The police charged Dibal, who resides in No 3, Idera St., Igbo-Elerin, Ikorodu, Lagos , with conspiracy and stealing.

The Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Ishola Samuel, told the court that the defendant and others now at large, committed the offence on Oct. 24, 2017 at Allen Avenue, Ikeja .

Samuel said the defendant using a gun, collected a phone, belonging to the complainant, Mr Bright Ehisonoria, and asked for his pin code.

He said Dibal used the complainant’s GTB Bank mobile application to transfer the money into his own personal account without his consent.

Samuel said the complainant reported the case at the Ikeja Police station where they subsequently got Dibal arrested.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate A. I Abina, admitted Dibal to bail in the sum of N400, 000 with two sureties in like sum, whose addresses must be verified by the court.

She subsequently adjourned the case until April 3, for mention.