2 Ecobank staff arraigned over alleged N14.14m fraud

Two staff of Ecobank Plc, Aghanenu Ikechukwu 41 and Stephen Nduka 36 were today arraigned before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court Lagos, for allegedly ‎defrauding a customer of the bank to the tune of N14.14million.

The two bankers are facing a four count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery, stealing and conversion, preferred against them by the police.

At their arraignment on Monday June 13th, the prosecutor Inspector Ingobo Emby, informed the court that the defendants and others who are still at large committed ‎the alleged offences between September and November 2015, at Ecobank Plc.

He said that the defendants with intent to defraud, forged instruction of one Oluremi Egunjobi Christina an account holder with the bank.

Emby, alleged that Ikechukwu and others who are still at large, had on September 24, 2015, fraudulently converted the sum of N10 million from account number 274112825, belonging to Rabiu Oladimeji Lawal, a customer of the bank, to account number 5322000255, belonging to one Okeneme Samuel.

He also alleged that the first defendant and others who are still at large on September 28, 2015 did fraudulently forged and liquidate the customer’s investment into account number 5323007058 to the tune of N4.140, ‎million property of the bank.

According to the prosecutor the offences committed by the two bankers are contrary to and punishable under sections 409, 361 (b) and  285 (7), of the criminal law of Lagos state 2011.

The defendants however pleaded not guilty to the charge against them.

Magistrate Paul A Adekomaya granted the defendants bail in the sum of N3 million each and with two sureties each in like sum. While adjourned the matter till July 11, for mention.

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