A man probably thought it was luck that was smiling radiantly at him when his bank account was credited with a whopping N2m (₵30,000).
However, it turned out to be a wrong payment and when he refused to return it after the mistake was detected and he was informed, the police swiftly moved in to arrest him.
Identified as Odejobi Temitope Michael, the Nigerian man was charged for failing to return the money that was inadvertently paid into his account in February 2019, by Chikezie Chukuma, who thought the account belonged to an auto dealer.
It was when Chukuma went to take delivery of the car he realized the error in payment.
But the defendant failed to refund the money, forcing the owner to report the matter. Michael pleaded “not guilty” when the charge was read to him. His lawyer, B. J. Adigwe filed a motion for bail pending the determination of the case. The prosecution counsel, S. C. Anyanwu, opposed.
Anyanwu argued that Michael might not return to face trial if he goes back to Benin Republic where he resides. Justice Alukwu ordered the remand of the defendant in EFCC custody and adjourned the case until April 25, 2021