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Woman allegedly withdraws N2.1m from late boyfriend’s bank account

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.

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.