Dim Chukwuneye Williams who allegedly attempted to smuggle $ 23, 000 from 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 two counts of attempting to procure the commission of acts and unlawful smuggle .
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges .
The prosecutor , Inspector Oladele Adebayo, told the court that the accused committed the offences on February 8 at No . 6 , Gbolade Adebanjo St. , Ilupeju, Lagos .
He alleged that the accused had unlawfully smuggled and concealed $ 23 , 000 ( N 8 m ) inside a birthday cake .
He said 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 N 2 m , 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