A 16-year-old boy, Adekunle Ayomikun, who allegedly hid overnight in a bank toilet and stole N340,000, was remanded by a Lagos magistrate’s court sitting in Igbosere at the Special Correctional Center for Boys in Oregun.
The defendant was docked before Magistrate K. O. Doja-Ojo, who faces a count charge of stealing preferred against him by the Police.
The teenager nevertheless pleaded guilty to the charge against him.
When Magistrate Doja-Ojo asked him, how he got into the bank, Ayomikun told her that he entered the bank around 4 pm during banking hours and locked himself in the toilet.
He said: “After closing hours at night I went to the bulk room of the bank where I saw money, and I took N340,000 and kept it in my pocket.
“I had a lighter with me, so when I was trying to come out of the bank, the lighter attracted the security guards at the bank who saw me, then I ran back into the toilet and locked myself up, again.”
Ayomikun also added that when he eventually came out of the toilet, the security guards searched him and they recovered N340,000, from him.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Peace Chukwudi, had told the court that the teenager committed the offence on February 19, 2020.
She said the incident occurred at about 8:30 pm, at FCMB branch, Ajah.
Chukwudi said the defendant who stole N340,000, property of FCMB, was represented by one Mary Ikwuako.
According to her, the offense is subject to punishment under Section 28 of the 2015 Lagos State Criminal Law. Magistrate Doja-Ojo therefore remanded him at the Oregun Boys Special Correctional Centre. The case was adjourned until 15 April.
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