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Man,26, docked over fake transfer

By Odion Victor

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A 26-year-old man, Oluwapelumi Osai has been arraigned before an Akure Chief Magistrate Court sitting in, Oke-Eda, for alleged fake  transfer and theft.

According to the Prosecutor, Inspector Folashade Adeyemi, the defendant committed the offences at different times between January 16, 2024, and January 17, 2024, in Akure.

Adeyemi  informed the court that the defendant transferred N52,000 from a UBA account and about N9,000 from an Opay account, to the account of  one Destiny innocent, which he knew to be  fake.

The prosecutor added that the defendant, on the second day, also stole one MTN SIM card, and one Opay ATM card with a sum of N1000 card, property of one Adunwo Odunayo.

The offences contravene Sections 86 (2), 451, 351 and 516 of the Criminal Code Cap, 37 Vol. 1 Laws of the Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the offences leveled against him.

The prosecutor said four of the prosecution witnesses were present in court. He, therefore sought an adjournment to enable him study the case file.

The defence counsel, O.I. Tiwo, prayed the court to admit the defendant to bail in the most liberal terms.

Chief Magistrate Musa Al-Yunus granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in  like sum and adjourned the case to March 18, 2024, for hearing.

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