Security Guard Gets A 2-Month Jail Term For ATM Theft


An Ikeja Magistrate Court yesterday sentenced a 29-year-old security guard, Benjamin Nyiynogo, to two months imprisonment for stealing N76,000 through an Automated Teller Machine, ATM.

Police Prosecutor Edet Okoi had told the court that the defendant stole the money belonging to one Mr Jimoh Aliu, his supervisor at work.

He said the complainant gave his First Bank ATM card with the pin no to Nyiynogo to help him withdraw N40,000 from his account but when he got to the bank, he withdrew N76,000 from the account and absconded with the money.

According to Okoi, the offence was committed on January 24, 2013, at Mobolaji Johnson, Alausa, Ikeja, and the alleged offence contravened Section 285, Laws of Lagos State 2011.

“You are hereby sentenced to a two-month imprisonment with hard labour and without an option of fine for pleading guilty to the charge against you,” the magistrate, Mrs Dan Oni said in her judgement.

“You are to pay the N76,000 to the complainant upon your return from prison.”


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