A man named Chris Okoro has accused 36- year – old Smart Iwu and his wife 25-year – old wife, Abigail, for theft and breach of trust.
The couple approached Okoro, pleading with him to lend them N10,000 to buy drugs for their sick baby.
Okoro said he gave them his ATM card and its security PIN to enable the couple make the withdrawal.
Problem when started when the Iwu conspired with Abigail withdraw N30,000, instead of the N10,000 they had asked to be loaned and seized his ATM card.
Okoro reported the case to the Aso Police Station , Nasarawa State, on August 4.
The couple were arraigned in a Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada, for alleged conspiracy and cheating.
The defendants were arraigned on a three- count charge of conspiracy, breach of trust and cheating.
They both pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges.
The Prosecutor, Mr. Agabi Auta, told the court that during police investigation, the defendants made confessional statements and the ATM card was recovered from them.
Auta said the offences contravened sections 97, 312 and 322 of the Penal Code , which attracts five – year jail term with fine or both on conviction.
The judge, Mr . Albert Maga, however, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000 each, with one surety each in like sum.
He adjourned the matter till August 22 for further hearing.