Banker in court over alleged N10m fraud

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The Police in Lagos on Monday arraigned a banker, Olajumoke Arogbola, 31, over an alleged N10.8 million fraud.

Arogbola, who resides at Ajah in Lagos, was docked at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on a three-count charge bordering on stealing and conspiracy to defraud.

The prosecutor, ASP Eranus Nnamonu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Jan. 20 2011 at 2.40 p.m. within the premises of First Bank of Nigeria Plc., Ikota branch, Lagos.

He said the accused, an employee of the bank, deliberately failed to give an account of payment vouchers collected on behalf of the bank.

“Arogbola obtained vouchers and other banking instruments from various customers of FBN and failed to remit such to the appropriate accounts.

“She deliberately failed to give account of which customer she received an instrument from, and when she did so on behalf of her employer,” Nnamonu said.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 285, 313 and 409 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and the magistrate, Abimbola Komolafe, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to May 15 for trial.

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