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16 year old boy stole N340k and hide in bank toilet over night



A drama ensued on Tuesday, February 25, when a Lagos magistrate’s court sitting in Igbosere area of the state, remanded a 16-year-old boy, Adekunle Ayomikun, at a special correctional centre for boys in Oregun area of the state.

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Vanguard reports that the teenager had allegedly hidden in the toilet of a new generation bank overnight and stole N340,000.

Fivestardiary gathered that the defendant, who is facing a count charge of stealing preferred against him by the police, was docked before Magistrate K.O Doja-Ojo.

The teenager, however, pleaded guilty to the charge against him.

It was reported that when Magistrate Doja-Ojo asked him how he got into the bank, Ayomikun told her that he entered the bank around 4 pm during banking hours and locked himself in the toilet.

He said: “After closing hours at night, I went to the bulk room of the bank where I saw money, and I took N340,000 and kept it in my pocket.

“I had a lighter with me, so when I was trying to come out of the bank, the lighter attracted the security guards at the bank who saw me, then I ran back into the toilet and locked myself up, again.”

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Ayomikun also added that when he eventually came out of the toilet, the security guards searched him and they recovered N340,000, from him.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Peace Chukwudi, had told the court that the teenager committed the offence on February 19, adding that the incident occurred at about 8:30 pm, at the branch of the bank in Ajah.

Chukwudi said the defendant who stole N340,000, the property of the bank, was represented by one Mary Ikwuako.