A mental unstable labourer identified as Francis Mokwe who recently caused commotion at a banking hall in Lagos was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates court yesterday.
The 27-year-old alleged mad man is currently facing disorderly conduct for causing panic at a branch of Stanbic IBTC Bank in Lagos.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Olanrewaju Balogun, told the court that Mokwe committed the offence at about 9:00 a.m. at the Agungi-Lekki branch of the bank.
Balogun said the accused caused panic and confusion among customers and bankers in the banking hall by publicly professing to be a member of Boko Haram insurgents.
According to him, the accused walked into the banking hall ostensibly for a transaction, but started shouting: “I am a Boko Haram member”.
He alleged that the accused also wrote ‘Boko-Haram’ on the teller in his hand.
“The accused was immediately taken out of the banking hall by security guards, who handed him over to the authorities.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was granted bail in the sum of N10,000 with a surety in like sum.
The case has been put over till June 18th, 2014 for hearing.