Adekunle Ayomikun a 16 year old boy was docked by an Igbosere Magistrate in Lagos on Monday for stealing N340,000 from the Bank Vault after hiding in the bank’s toilet overnight.
The boy was dragged before the Lagos court by the police on a one count charge of stealing N340,000 from the First City Monument Bank (FCMB).
The Prosecutor, Insp. Peace Chukwudi represented by Mary Ikwuako told the court that the defendant committed the offence on February 19, 2020, at 8:30p.m at FCMB Ajah branch.
According to her, the offence is punishable under Section 28 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Narrating how he committed the act during the ruling on Monday, the defendant told the court how he entered the bank around 4.00p.m during banking hours and locked himself in the toilet.
“At night, I went to the bulk room of the bank where I saw money; I took N340,000 and kept it in my pocket.
“I had a lighter with me, when I was trying to exit the bank, the lighter attracted the security guards so I ran back to the toilet and locked myself up again,” Ayomikun said.
He added that when he eventually came out of the toilet, the security guards searched him and recovered the sum of N340,000 from him.
adjourned the case until April 15 for mention.The Magistrate, Mrs K.O. Doja-Ojo, remanded him at a Juvenile Centre for Boys in Oregun, following his plea of guilty to the charge preferred against him and later adjourned the case till April 15 for mention.