The police yesterday arraigned a 30 year old man , Animashaun Waheed, before a Lagos magistrate’s Court, Tinubu, Lagos Island, for attempting to break into an ATM belonging toAccess Bank.
The prosecutor, Corporal Francisca Okere, told the court that the defendant was arrested by a police patrol team in the middle of the night. She recounted that the defendant had unlawfully gained entry into the bank’s premises, armed with an axe.
She said “one of the security guards on duty, Tijani Ahmed, at about 2.30am, was alerted by the noise from the activities of Waheed, who had already gained access into the premises and was attempting to break into the ATM. Ahmed alerted his colleague, Halilu Musa. They both raised the alarm that attracted other security guards in the neighbourhood. Saheed was subsequently arrested and handed over to the police patrol team”
Waheed was arraigned for three counts charge. The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charge. The case has been adjourned till October 17, 2014.
Was it the security guards that were smart or the criminal that was foolish?
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