Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Student in court over alleged N1.3m internet fraud

A student, Ekumah Emeka, on Tuesday, appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, over an alleged internet fraud of N1, 340, 000.

Emeka, 24, a 200-level student of Architecture at the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra State, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Adekemi Adeniran, told the court that the accused committed the crime sometime in January in two banks in Lagos.

She explained that the accused hacked into the account of one Mr  Marcus Adeoye and transferred N1, 340, 000 for his personal use.

“However, the accused was caught at one of the branch of the banks in Ogudu, Lagos, when he wanted to withdraw some money,” she said.

Adeniran said that the offences contravened Sections 409 and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused denied the charge.

Section 285 recommended three years imprisonment for convicted offenders.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Omolade Awope, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the matter till May 5, for hearing. (NAN).


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