Man forges NAFDAC teller numbers, steals N750,000

Four docked for stealing items worth N.7m at Apapa port

A 27-year-old man, identified as Pius Nwogu, was on Friday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly forging National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) teller numbers and stealing N750,000 in Apapa.

Nwogu is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, forgery and stealing.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Friday Inedu, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on October 12, 2018 at about 9:30am at Apapa.

He said the accused allegedly conspired with others at large to forge 39 NAFDAC remittal documents and tellers on behalf of Prime Plastichem Nigeria Limited Company.

The prosecutor also said that Nwogu stole the sum of N750,000.

According to him, the offences are punishable under sections 411, 365(2)(b) and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him.

Magistrate Temitope Babalola, granted him bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The sureties, according to the Magistrate, must be gainfully employed and must furnish the court with proof of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

He adjourned the matter till November 9, 2018 for mention.

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