Former bank worker remanded in prison over N3.2 million fraud in Ibadan

Segun Showunmi in Ibadan

The  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has arraigned a former bank official, Odunmide Amusa, an ex-banker, before Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan on an eight count charge, bordering on forgery, defrauding and stealing to the tune of N3,200,000

Penpushing reports that the agency  Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwajaren, made this known in a statement, adding that the  30 year-old ex-staff of a new generation bank was arrested after the  commission received a petition alleging fraudulent withdrawal of over N3million from a customer’s account.

“That you Amusa Aminat Odunmide ‘F’, between the 16th day of April 2018 and 6th of July 2018, in your position as a Bank officer of Fidelity Bank and in your responsibility as the Account officer to Azeez Ibrahim Alao, in Ibadan within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, fraudulently stole a total sum of Two Million, Thirty-Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty Naira (N2,033,360:00)being money you stole directly from the personal account of the said Azeez Ibrahim Alao and deposited same into Fidelity Bank Account No. 6590137413 and Account No. 0020919795’,

‘From whence you utilized the said money and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap C38 Laws of the Federal of Nigeria (Revised Edition) 2007, when read along with section 1(1) (d) of the Failed Bank (Recovery of Debts) and Financial Malpractice in Bank Cap F2 Laws of Federation of Nigeria (Revised Edition) 2007”.

Penpushing further reports that the accused  pleaded “not guilty” to the charge, and, prosecuting counsel, Chidi Okoli, consequently asked the court to fix a date for trial, and remand her in the Nigerian Correctional Service’s custody.

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