Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Female Banker Withdraws N7m from Customer's Account

A female contract staff working with a new generation bank on Adeola Hopewell Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, has been arrested by police at the Bar Beach Division, Victoria Island, Lagos, for allegedly withdrawing the sum of N7 million from the account of a customer of the bank by forging his signature.

The suspect, Mildred Aiwekhoe, 28, was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on a 6-count charge of fraud.

The police alleged that the accused, an account officer of the bank between November 2012 and February 2013 fraudulently obtained the cheque booklet of Joseph Eguavoen, a customer of the bank with account No. 0024568327 and forged his signature.

According to the police, the bank management discovered the fraud when they audited their account.
Subsequently, they sacked the accused and handed her over to the police to face prosecution.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges when it was read to her in the open court, and the magistrate Mrs. I.O. Omotosho, admitted her to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

According to the magistrate, the sureties must have proof of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The matter was adjourned for mention, while the defendant was transferred to Kirikiri Prison pending when she would fulfill the bail conditions.

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