Crime Watch

Oyo police arrest man for allegedly stealing N1.2m from account of dead man

The Oyo state police have arrested a 30-year-old man identified as John Timothy, for allegedly withdrawing N1.2 million from a dead man’s bank account.

He was arraigned before an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan the Oyo state capital, on Thursday April 18 on the charges of conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecution counsel, Olalekan Adegbite, informed the court that the defendant stole N1.2 million from one late Mr Johnson David’s Access Bank account.

He said Timothy committed the offences between May 17, 2021 and July 21, 2021 and the offences contravene Sections 516 and 390(9) of the Criminal Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

Adegbite told the court that a son of the deceased, Mr Daniel David, discovered the theft and reported the matter to police.

The Magistrate, Oluwabusayo Osho, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum. Osho adjourned the case until May 7 for hearing.

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A 42-year-old woman, Ihuoma Onunyere, has been arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N2.1 million from her late boyfriend’s bank account.

The Lagos state police command charged the defendant, a businesswoman of House 16, Joseph Harrison St., Iwaya area, Yaba, Lagos, with alleged theft.

She, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge read against her when she appeared before the Magistrate, Miss M. F Onamusi, on Wednesday, April 17.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Innocent Odugbo had informed the court that Onunyere withdrew N2.1million from the account of Mr John Nwanu through his mobile phone App after his death.

He said the suspect committed the offense between October 27 and November 20, 2023 in Yaba, Lagos and it contravenes the provisions of Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

According to the prosecutor, it was the daughter of the late man, Ruth, who discovered the withdrawal and the case was reported at the police station.

The Magitrate M. F Onamusi, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. She then adjourned the case until May 8 for mention.