The police at Ikoyi Division, Ikoyi, Lagos, western Nigeria, have arrested a 33-year-old staff of an old generation bank, Falaye
Sunday for allegedly withdrawing the sum of N13m from the account of a
customer, Eniola Korede and converted the money to his personal use
Following the development, the bank management sacked the suspect and reported the matter to the police.
The police alleged that the suspect was arrested following a complaint
by the management of the bank to the Divisional Police Officer in charge
of Ikoyi Division, SP Tijani Mustafa that their staff attached with the
Federal Secretarial branch of the bank in Ikoyi had forged the
signature and National Identity card of their female customer, Eniola
Korede and used it to withdraw the sum of N13m from her account.
Following the development, the DPO directed a team led by Inspector Philip Igbinovia to arrest the suspect.
After investigation, Sunday, a resident of Agege area of Lagos, was
arraigned before an Igbosere magistrates’ court, Lagos on a six-count
charge of forgery and stealing.
Police prosecutor Ishola Samuel
informed the court in charge No. K/07/2016 that the accused committed
the offence between 21 and 12 October, 2015 at the bank.
the court that Sunday forged the signature and National Identity card
of the complainant, Eniola Korede and used it to fraudulently withdraw
the sum of N13m from her account through computer manipulation and
converted the money to his personal use.
Samuel said the offences
the accused committed are punishable under sections 409, 363, 378 (1),
285 (7), 318 and 386 (1) of the criminal laws of Lagos State 2011.
Sunday, however, denied police allegations in the open court, and
Magistrate Mrs. O. Okusanu admitted him to bail in the sum of N250,000
with two sureties in like sum.
Okusanu adjourned the matter till 8
March, 2016 for mention, while the defendant was taken to Ikoyi Prison
pending when he will fulfill his bail conditions.
Source: PM News