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Man jailed after transferring money from friend’s account to play Bet9ja

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A Civil Engineer Hammed Lanre, has Beena jailed by Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of a Kwara State High court for money from his friend’s account to play Bet9ja.

He was alleged to have illegally withdrawn the sum of N540,000 using the phone of his friend who had offered the phone to him to access Facebook.

Lanre had accessed his friend’s PIN and used it to withdraw the money. Operatives of the EFCC , thereafter, located and arrested him in Lagos.

He was first arraigned on July 8, 2019 on a two-count charge to which he pleaded “not guilty”.

However, realizing the strength of the evidence gathered against him, he approached the EFCC for a plea bargain, which led to him being re-arraigned on an amended charge to which he pleaded “guilty”.

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