PoS Operator Arraigned For Stealing N326.9m In Lagos

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The police in Lagos State have arraigned a Point of Sale (PoS) operator, Abdulrafiu Issa before a Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikoyi on charges bordering on alleged conspiracy and stealing of N326.9 million.

The police, in a charge numbered Z/15/2023, claimed that Issa committed the alleged offences sometime in March this year in Lagos.

The police, through its prosecutor, Sunday Ayodele, had told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences alongside Desmond Kasarachi and others, who are on the run.

Ayodele also told the court that the defendant received the money, fraudulently transferred to his bank accounts, from a financial institution known as E-Settlement Limited.

At the time of the defendant’s arrest, the police prosecutor stated that he had squandered the massive amount of N14 million.

He maintained that the offences committed by the defendant contravened sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 and were punishable under the same sections of the Law.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge made against him by the police.

During the investigation, the POS operator had allegedly told the police that he thought that the money was sent to him by one of his relatives in the diaspora, who had promised to help him, but that he did not know which of them sent the money.

He urged the court to admit him to bail in most liberal terms.

The presiding Magistrate, Mcdavies Amore, while admitting the defendant to bail in various terms and conditions, adjourned the matter to October 10 for trial.

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