In Lagos Housekeeper remanded over alleged theft of credit card

The Magistrate remanded the housekeeper pending ruling his bail application.

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A Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded a 23-year-old housekeeper, Henry Iruma-Egana, who allegedly stole his employer’s credit card to purchase goods online.

The Magistrate, Mrs F.O. Ikobayo, remanded the housekeeper pending ruling his bail application.

She adjourned the case to Nov. 30 for the ruling.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused, who is facing a count charge, had pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Insp. Richard Odigie, had told the court that the accused cloned Mr Godwin Okoh’s credit card on Nov. 16 and used it to buy goods worth N 328,000.

He said that the accused used the credit card to pay for a home theatre, laptop and cellphone he purchased on Konga.com.

“Okoh received alert of withdrawal of N187,500, N68,000 and N73,000 respectively on Nov. 16 and 17, and then went to his bank to report the withdrawals.

“The theft was traced to the accused,” Odigie told the court.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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