Lagos conductor lands in court for withdrawing N80,000 with ATM card stolen from passenger
Tinubu Magistrates’ Court on Monday has docked a 34-year-old conductor identified as Dolapo Pine for allegedly stealing a passenger’s ATM card and withdrew N82,000 from the account in Lagos state.
Dolapo, a resident in Jakande Estate, Isolo, Lagos state was charged by the police with two counts of conspiracy and theft.
The 34-year-old bus conductor pleaded not guilty of the offences.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Ajaga Agboko, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb. 8, at 11. 05a.m. at Chisco Busstop, on the Lekki/Epe Expressway, Lagos State.
He said that the defendant, who was the conductor of a bus that the complainant, Mrs Damilola Arowolo boarded, connived the driver and stole her ATM card and a Tecno phone worth N6,000.
“The defendant and his accomplice forcefully obtained the pin number from her, pushed her off the vehicle and later went to withdraw N82,000 from her account. “The defendant was later caught but his accomplice is still at large,” the prosecution said.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.