An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court on Thursday arraigned two friends over alleged attempt to fraudulently transfer N6 million into their accounts.
The accused 21-year-old Prince Eromonsele and Sylvester Odiana, 34 who reside in Sango-Ota area of Ogun, are standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, forgery and fraud.
The police prosecutor, Cyriacus Osuji told the court that the accused committed the offences on Jan. 23 at the Skye Bank branch in Ota.
He said the duo forged the name and account number of a customer of the bank, Mr Yussuf Akeem, and attempted to transfer N6 million into two different accounts in other banks.
“The accused fraudulently got Akeem’s account details requesting that N3 million should be transferred from the account at Skye Bank into Odiana’s account in Zenith Bank.
“The duo also requested that the remaining N3 million should be transferred into an Access Bank account owned by one of their friends, Justina Okhaifo.
“The fraudulent transaction was detected before the cash could be transferred and the accused were arrested,’’ Osuji said.
The offences contravened Sections 365 (1), 406 (1) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Mr A. T. Omoyele, granted them bail in the sum of N250, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum, one of who must be gainfully employed.
He adjourned the case until Feb. 14 for mention.
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