Man docked for allegedly smuggling $23,000 inside birthday cake

courtDim Chukwuneye Williams who allegedly attempted to smuggle $23,000 from the US into the country by concealing it inside a cake, on Thursday appeared in an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Williams who resides in Anambra is standing trial on a two-count charge of attempting to procure the commission of acts and unlawful smuggle.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Oladele Adebayo told the court that the accused committed the offences on Feb. 8, at No. 6, Gbolade Adebanjo St., Ilupeju, Lagos.

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He alleged that the accused had unlawfully smuggled and concealed $23,000 (N8 million) inside a birthday cake.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 406 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Ajibade granted bail to the accused in the sum of N2 million with two sureties in like sum.

Ajibade said the sureties must own landed properties within the court’s jurisdiction and adjourned the case to March 16 for further hearing. (NAN)

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