A 36-year-old bureau de change operator, Mukthar Ahmed, on Friday appeared in a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly giving his customer fake $6,400.
The police charged Ahmed with conspiracy, fraud and stealing.
The prosecution counsel, Inspector Ben Ekundayo, told the Court that the defendant committed the offence with two others at large on December 11, 2020 at Marina Street, Lagos Island.
Ekundayo said the defendant collected $6,400 from the complainant, Raji Lukman, with a promise to give him the Naira equivalent, but failed to do so.
He alleged that the defendant replaced the genuine currency with fake ones and absconded.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 287, 314, and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Section 287 stipulates three years jail term for stealing, while Section 411 provides two years for conspiracy.
Magistrate A.A. Paul admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties in like sum.
Paul adjourned the case until March 17 for mention.