A 16-year-old teenager is arraigned before the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for single-handedly robbing a bank of 340,000 naira in Ajah.
The suspect allegedly hid in the bank’s toilet overnight, to carry out the robbery after closing hours.
The teenager (surname withheld) of Abimbola Street, Even Estate, Ajah, Lagos was arraigned by the Ajah Police Division, Lagos, on a one-count charge of stealing.
Prosecuting Inspector Peace Chukwudi told the court in a charge marked C/09/2020 that the defendant committed the offense on February 19.
She alleged that the defendant was caught by security officials in the banking hall of a branch of First City Monument Bank (FCMB).
Chukwudi said upon interrogation, the boy confessed that he gained entry into the bank just before 4 pm, during closing time rush hour.
He went to the toilet and hid until everyone left for the day.
The court heard that the boy ransacked the workers’ safe at about 2:30 am, found the sum of N340,000 and concealed it in his clothes.