Two Ecobank staff docked for defrauding customer of N14. 4m


The Nigerian Police on Monday arraigned two staff of Ecobank Plc, Aghanenu Ikechukwu and Stephen Nduka before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court Lagos, for allegedly ‎defrauding a customer of the bank of N14.14million.

The duo whose residential addresses ‎were not given are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery, stealing and conversion, preferred against them by the police.

The prosecutor Inspector Ingobo Emby told 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.

The prosecutor further alleged that Ikechukwu and others (still at large) on September 24, 2015, did fraudulently convert the sum of N10million from Ecobank account number 274112825, belonging to Rabiu Oladimeji Lawal customer of the bank to account number 5322000255, belonging to one Okeneme Samuel property of Ecobank Plc.

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The prosecutor also alleged that the first defendant and others who are still at large on September 28, 2015 did fraudulently forge and liquidate the customer’s investment into account number 5323007058 to the tune of N4.14‎million property of the bank.

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

Earlier the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge against them.

Magistrate P. A Adekomaya granted the defendants bail in the sum of N3million each, and with two sureties each in like sum.

The matter has been adjourned till July 11, for mention.

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