A man identified as Bidemi Opeyemi, was on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ court sitting in Lagos State for allegedly hypnotizing his friend and stealing N85, 000 from account afterwards.
Opeyemi is facing a two-count charge bordering on stealing.
The 39-year-old man who resides at No. 19, Fagba, Iju- Ishaga Road, Agege, Lagos, allegedly committed the offence sometime in July at the Iju-Ishaga area of the state.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Eruada Victor told the court that the accused hypnotized and took the Automated Teller Machine, ATM card of his friend, one Usman Danjuma, and used it to transfer N85, 000 to his own account.
He said: “ Danjuma, the complainant was surprised to get an alert of withdrawal from his account, so he quickly rushed to the bank to inquire about what happened.
“Danjuma reported the case to the police and the accused was traced to his house, where he was arrested.
“The offence contravened sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”
The Chief Magistrate, G.O. Anifowoshe, granted the accused N100, 000 bail after he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Anifowoshe ordered him to present two sureties who must be gainfully employed and also show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
He adjourned the case until February 21, 2017 for trial.
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