A 63-year-old pastor, Samuel Bonny, was on Friday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly cloning Access Bank N5m Manager’s cheque .
Pastor Bonny, who is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and forgery, and his co-conspirators, who are at large perpetrated the unholy act on April 26 at 2:00 pm at one of Access Bank’s branches in Lagos.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Nicholas Akpene, told the court that the alleged gang attempted to defraud Access Bank by presenting a cloned bank manager’s cheque for confirmation, adding that the offences contravened Sections 363 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.
However, Pastor Bony, who is the only one currently standing trial pleaded not guilty to the charge, and was granted bail in the sum of N1m with two sureties in like sum by the Magistrate, Mrs. S. K. Matepo.
The matter was adjourned to May 25 for mention.