7th May, 2022
By Paul Iyoghojie
The Management of Lubeck Capital Limited has dragged a customer and prospective UK Visa seeker, Daniel Onwuchekwu, 32, before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing the N5m it deposited in his account as a proof of fund to enable him to procure the visa and other documents.
The defendant was arrested by the Police at the Bar Beach Division, Victoria Island, Lagos and charged before the Tinubu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos on a two-count charge bordering on fraudulent conversion and stealing.
The police prosecuting counsel, Inspector Nemrot Dimka told the court in the charge marked R/12/2022 that the defendant committed the offence in January, 2022 at Access Bank located along Adeola Hopewell Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Dimka informed the court that the complainant deposited the N5m in the defendant’s account at Access Bank as proof of funds to enable him to procure UK Visa and other documents to travel abroad but that instead the defendant withdrew the money without the consent of the complainant and squandered it.
She said the offences the defendant committed were punishable under session 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and Magistrate K.K. Awoyimka granted him N1m bail with two sureties in like sum.
Awoyimka adjourned the case till 23 May, 2022 for mention and ordered that the defendant be detained at the Ikoyi Correctional Facility till he perfected the bail bonds.