An operator of Point Of Sale (POS), Abdulrafiu Agboola Issa, has been arraigned before an Ikoyi Correctional Correctional Center’s Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, on charges bordering on alleged conspiracy and stealing of N326, 915, 919. 32 million.

Abdulrafiu according to the police in a charge numbered Z/15/2023, committed the alleged offences in the month of March, this year in Lagos

The police through its prosecutor, S. O. Ayodele, told the court that the POS committed the alleged offences alongside on Desmond Kasarachi and others, who are now large.

He told the Court that the defendant received the money which was fraudulently transferred to his bank accounts, from a financial institution known as E-Settlement Limited.

As at the time of the defendant’s arrest, the police said he had squandered the huge amount to N14 million. 

He told the court that the offences committed by the defendant, contravened sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 and punishable under the same sections of the Law.

Though, the POS Operator denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty to the two count-charge made against him by the police.

During interrogation, the POS Operator told the police that he thought that the money was sent to him by one of relatives in diaspora, who had promised to help him, prepare but uncared to know which of them that sent the money.

He urged the court to admit him to bail in most liberal terms.

The presiding Magistrate, Mr. Mcdavies Amore, while admitted the defendant to bail in various terms and conditions, adjourned the matter to October 10 for trial.

Charges against the POS Operator reads: “That you Abdulrafiu Agboola Issa ‘M’ Desmond Kasarachi ‘M’ and others now at large, sometimes in the month of March 2023, in Lagos within the Lagos, Magisterial district, did conspired amongst yourself to commit felony to wit stealing and thereby committed an offences contrary to section 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015

That you That you Abdulrafiu Agboola Issa ‘M’ Desmond Kasarachi, ‘M’ and others now at large on the same date time and place and in the aforementioned Magisterial District, did steal the sum of Three Hundred and Twenty Six Million, Nine Hundred and fifteen Thousand Nine Hundred and Nineteen Naira, Thirty Two Kobo (N326,915,919,32k) which was fraudulently transferred to your bank, accounts, from a financial institution known as E-SETTLEMENT LTD and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.”