Tuesday, February 2

Three Lagos bankers arrested for stealing N2.8 million from customers' account

Three Ecobank employees were arraigned in Lagos on today February 2nd, 2016 for allegedly stealing N2.8 million from their customers’ accounts. The accused bank officials – Oluwatoyin Adetunji (41), Oluwatosin Obademi (32) and Olushola Ogunshina (39) are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, forgery and stealing before Tinubu magistrates court in Lagos Island.

The prosecutor, Inspector Nurudeen Thomas, told the court that the accused persons forged the signatures of several Ecobank customers between July 10 and 14, 2015 and stole the sum of N2.8million from their accounts at the Iyan-Ipaja branch of the bank.

He said that Adetunji and Obademi were working as cashiers while Ogunshina worked in the informational technology department of the bank at the time of their crime.

According to the prosecutor, Obademi and Ogunshina claimed that Adetunji came to them with the dastardly criminal proposal and promised to pay them N350,000 each if they colluded with him.

The accused have been charged with offences under Sections 285, 361 and 409 of the Criminal Code of Lagos State, 2011.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs K.B Ayeye, granted the accused individuals bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties held in like sum. The case was adjourned until February 22 for further hearings.

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