The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 28-year-old Bureau De Change operator, Musa Bukar before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing and presenting fake 5,000 dollars to a customer.
Mr. Bukar of an unknown address, faced a two-count charge of stealing and unlawful possession of fake money.
The prosecutor, Ingobo Emby, told the court that the Bureau De Change operator committed the alleged offences on December 16, at 1:30 p.m., at Plot 42, Olabanji Olajide St., Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
The prosecutor alleged that the accused obtained genuine 5,000 dollars valued at N1.4 million from one Tony Emokpere, but subtly changed it to fake 5,000 dollars and presented as original U.S. currency to Emokpere.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, who could face a maximum of seven years imprisonment as provided by Section 285 (7) if convicted, denied the charge.
The Magistrate, P. A. Balogun, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties.
He, however, adjourned the case to January 13, 2016 for mention.