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Fast Fingers Female student in court for absconding with her friend’s N190k

A woman who stole her friend's money and absconded from where they lived together has been arrested and arraigned in a court in Lagos.

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(Vanguard)

A 24-year-old female student, Tina Ugochukwu, has been arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State, on the allegation of absconding her friend's N190, 000, at the residence she shares with the friend identified as Ada Emmanuel, at 7, Church Street, Ilaje-Otumara, Ebute-Meta.

The police  Prosecutor, Cpl. Olusegun Kokoye, told the court that Ugochukwu, sometime in August, 2015, stole the money from Emmanuel and absconded from the house.

“The complainant had contributed a particular sum to the accused at different times amounting to N190, 000, but when it was time to collect the savings from the thrift, Ugochukwu was nowhere to be found.”

The prosecutor noted that the offence contravened Section 285 (9b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused however pleaded not guilty to the charge of stealing and the Chief Magistrate, O.O.A. Fowowe-Erusiafe, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum, who must be gainfully employed, and adjourned the matter till March 24 for hearing.

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