The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Friday, July 5, 2019, arraigned one Monday Atta Agada before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja on a one-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of N20 million (Twenty Million Naira).
The defendant allegedly stole the said sum from his employer and converted it for his personal use.
The charge reads: “That you, Monday Atta Agada, sometime in December 2017, at Lagos within the Ikeja Judicial Division, dishonestly converted for your own use the sum of Twenty Million Naira (20, 000, 000) property of Kelly Akpokene Sikpa.”
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.
In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, Spiff Owede, asked the court for a trial date and prayed the court to remand the defendant in prison custody pending the hearing and determination of the case.
Counsel to the defendant, Justice Akose, informed the court that an application for bail had been served on the prosecution.
He, therefore, urged the court to admit his client to bail.
In his response, the prosecution counsel told the court that he was just served with the application in court this morning, adding that he needed time to respond to the application.
Justice Solebo adjourned the case to July 12, 2019 for ruling on the bail application and for commencement of trial.
She also ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody pending the hearing of the bail application.