The police at Ikoyi Division, Ikoyi, Lagos, western Nigeria, have arrested a 33-year-old staff of an old generation bank, Falaye Tewogbade Sunday for allegedly withdrawing the sum of N13m from the account of a customer, Eniola Korede and converted the money to his personal use without authority.
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.
Samuel told 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.