By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned one Victor Williams before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrate P. E. Nwaka for allegedly stealing a bank cheque belonging to his ex-employer, Alhaji Adekunle Moshood.
Williams was accused of also forging Moshood’s signature on the cheque and withdrawing over N2 million from the account.
He was arraigned before Magistrate Nwaka on three counts of stealing and forgery on last Thursday.
The police prosecutor, Thomas Nurudeen, told the court that the offence contravened and is punishable under Sections 411 and 287(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.
The charge read in part, “That you, Victor Williams, in February 2023 did unlawfully withdraw N500, 000 from the account of your ex-employer, Adekunle Moshood, in the Magodo area of the state over the counter and had subsequently transferred N2m into your account without the consent of the original owner of the account and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.”
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges read to him in English.
Following his plea, Nwaka granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum.
The judge then adjourned the case till May 9, 2023, for further hearing.