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ATM Cash Stolen As Lagos Bank Staff Forgets To Lock Door ‘After Loading’

Two bank security guards were on Wednesday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing N2.4 million from an Automated Teller Machine (ATM).

The defendants were identified as; 43-yaer-old Friday Audu, of Oyewole compound in Iyana Ipaja, and 40-yaer-old Haruna Anaja, of Irepodun street, Oja Oba in Abule Egba.

The duo face charges bordering on conspiracy, receiving stolen property and stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp. Olusegun Oke, told the court that the offences were committed on August 5 at 13 Joel Ogunaike Street, Ikeja after a staff member, who loaded money inside the ATM, forgot to lock the door.

The first defendant received the stolen items from the second defendant. Eleven ATM cards bearing different names were recovered from them.

The offences contravened sections 287, 328, 329 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The case was adjourned until November 3 after Audu and Anaja pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, D. S. Odukoya granted bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties in like sum.

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