Court sentences 2 Access Bank staff to 3 years imprisonment for removing N9.4m from customer’s account

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja presided over by Justice Mojisola Olajuwon on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 sentenced two Access Bank staff to three years imprisonment for removing N9.4m from a customer’s account.

The two Access Bank Staff identified as Agbo John Agama and Edoh Steve were convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment for conspiracy, aiding, and abetting fraud to the tune of N9.4 million.

According to the charge, the convicts — while being employees of Access Bank Plc, Makurdi Branch, Benue State — and others now at large, on or about the 8th day of January 2021 used an unauthorized access device to withdraw the said sum from the account of one Mejuru Chibueze Gospel.

The court alleged that the defendants committed the offense, contrary to Section 33(2)(b) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015, and p¥nishable under the same section of the Act.

They pleaded guilty to the charge preferred against them.

Based on their plea, prosecuting counsel, Mary Onoja asked the court to convict and sentence them accordingly.

Justice Olajuwon convicted them and sentenced them to three-year imprisonment each.

They were also ordered to pay a fine of N100,000 each to the Federal Government of Nigeria and restitute the victim in the sum of two million, one hundred thousand naira each.

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