A 19-year-old apprentice, Wisdom Okon, on Thursday appeared in a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing his employer’s Automated Teller Machine card.
The police charged Okon, who resides in Surulere Lagos, with theft, but he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Courage Ekhueorohan, told the court that Okon committed the offence on May 12 along Yaba Plaza, Tejuosho Market, Surulere, Lagos.
Ekhueorohan alleged that Okon stole his employer’s ATM card and used it to withdraw N85,000.
He said that when the employer and complainant, Chisom Eriobuna, was alerted of the N85,000 withdrawal, she immediately reported her apprentice who she once disclosed her pin number to.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
Magistrate M.I. Dan-Oni admitted Okon to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum.
Dan-Oni adjourned the case until June 24 for further hearing.