A woman Wednesday wept profusely inside a courtroom following her son’s arraignment for alleged theft and subsequent remand in prison.
“After everything I’ve done for you, I suffered because of you and this is how you repay me,” the tearful mother said.
The son, 19-year-old John David was said to have stolen an Access Bank ATM card belonging to one Mutairu Adeola, with which he made several withdrawals, totalling N1million. David allegedly committed the offence between June 2017 and January 2018 at Coates Street, in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos State.
The prosecution said that the offence contravened and punishable under Section 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.
Surprisingly, the accused, who had initially pleaded guilty, changed his plea when the charge was read to him.
The presiding Magistrate, H.O. Omisore was appalled by David’s inconsistent response. She however granted him a bail of N500,000, with two sureties in like sum.
She also ordered that the defendant remain in prison until his bail conditions were perfected.
The case was adjourned till February 26, 2018, for mention. (Newsbreak.NG).