Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Beggar arraigned for absconding with colleagues’ N250,000

THE police in Lagos, on Wednesday, arraigned a beggar, Aminat Aliyu, 48, before an Oshodi magistrates’ court in Lagos, for allegedly absconding with N250,000 belonging to one Malam Ya’u Yusuf and 11 other beggars.

The police prosecutor, Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the accused committed the offence sometime between August and October at 17, Araromi Street, Oshodi, Lagos.

He said the accused obtained N250,000 from her victims at Araromi and Cairo markets respectively.

Olatunde said Aliyu collected the money under the false pretence of helping them to keep it till when it would be needed.

When the charge sheet was read to her, Aliyu pleaded not guilty.

The magistrate, Mrs M. R. Osho-Adebiyi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till November 15.

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