Ecobank staff steals customer’s N5.8m


Titilayo Adeyemo, 40, a staff of Eco Bank and a resident of Banjoko Street, Gbagada, Lagos was arraigned before an Igbosere magistrate’s court, Lagos, on a three-count charge bordering on forgery, fraud and conversion.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector Abass Abayomi, Adeyemo, a staff of Eco Bank Plc defrauded a customer of the bank to the tune of N5.8 million in a crime committed sometime between May and October 2016.

While addressing the court, the prosecutor said the defendant committed the offence at the Gbagada, Lagos branch of the bank when she forged a receipt and asked the complainant to fill the receipt.

According to the prosecutor, the offence is punishable under Section 285(7), 361 and 323 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Before adjourning the case till September 19 for mention, Magistrate Chiamaka admitted the defendant who pleaded not guilty to the charge to N5 million bail, with two sureties, who are gainfully employed, in like sum.


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