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EFCC docks 32-year-old man who allegedly stole N11m from Fidelity Bank


EFCC docks 32-year-old man who allegedly stole N11m from Fidelity Bank

A 32-year-old man Lucky Sedeliu has been remanded in the correctional facility at Ikoyi over alleged N11,265,000 fraud on Tuesday.

He was remanded by the vacation judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo sitting at an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Ikeja.

The defendant was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for a two count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecuting counsel for EFCC, Nnaemeka Omewa informed the court that the defendant conspired with one Jude Aloheaus who had already been charged.

According to the prosecutor, Sedeliu committed the offences on or about July 12, 2019, in Lagos.

He also informed the court that the defendant stole the sum of N11,265,000 property of Fidelity Bank Plc.

The defendant was said to have converted the said money to his own use between July 12 to 15, 2019.

According to the Prosecutor, the offence committed contravened Sections 409 and 278, of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State 2011.

But the defendant denied the charge.

The counsel to the defendant, Mercy Akabue announced her appearance for the defence.

Following the defendant’s arraignment, Omewa asked the court for a trial date and the remand of the defendant.

During proceedings, the prosecutor informed the judge that the defendant had jumped the administrative bail that was granted him by the Commission.

He said, “The defendant has been in our custody for four months after he jumped the administrative bail that was granted to him.

“We just want him to be arraigned so that we can take a trial date,” Omewa said.

Meanwhile, Justice Taiwo adjourned till August 8, for trial.

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