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Fake agent in court for allegedly stealing 14 ATM cards

The police command in Kaduna on Wednesday arraigned a 28-year-old fake estate agent, Sunday Michael, in a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Taiwo Road, for allegedly being in possession of 14 stolen Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards.

Michael was charged with criminal conspiracy, impersonation, being in possession of ATM cards suspected to be stolen.

Insp. Leo Chidi, the Prosecution Counsel, told the court that Blessing James, who resides in Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, reported the matter at the Barnawa Police Station on July 24.

Chidi alleged that the defendant and two others now at large, conspired and paraded themselves as housing agents.

He alleged that the defendant and his accomplice stole the complainant’s GT Bank ATM card while she was negotiating a deal and attempted to use the card to withdraw some money but was caught.

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Chidi said that during police investigation, 14 different ATM cards were recovered from the defendant.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 59, 142, and 319 of Kaduna State Penal Code Law 2017.

The defendant pleaded not guilty after the charges were read to him.

Magistrate Emmanuel Ibrahim admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum.

Ibrahim ordered that the surety must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

He then adjourned the case until Aug. 20 for hearing.

Credit: Daily Post

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