Friday, February 16, 2018

Man Hides N8M In Birthday Cake, Smuggles It Into Nigeria

Dim Chukwuneye Williams who allegedly attempted to smuggle $ 23, 000 from US into the country by concealing it inside a cake, on Thursday appeared in an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos .

Williams , who resides in Anambra , is standing trial on two counts of attempting to procure the commission of acts and unlawful smuggle .

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges .

The prosecutor , Inspector Oladele Adebayo, told the court that the accused committed the offences on February 8 at No . 6 , Gbolade Adebanjo St. , Ilupeju, Lagos .

He alleged that the accused had unlawfully smuggled and concealed $ 23 , 000 ( N 8 m ) inside a birthday cake .

He said the offences contravened sections 406 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised ).

The Chief Magistrate , Mrs . A. O . Ajibade, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N 2 m , with two sureties in like sum .

Ajibade said the sureties must own landed properties within the court ’ s jurisdiction and adjourned the case to March 16 for further hearing . (NAN )

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