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3 Bankers Docked For Stealing N2.8m From Customers’ Accounts

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Three Ecobank employees were arraigned in Lagos on Tuesday for allegedly stealing N2.8 million from customers’ accounts. The accused persons – Oluwatoyin Adetunji (41), Oluwatosin Obademi (32) and Olushola Ogunshina (39) – are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, forgery and stealing before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos Island. The prosecutor, Insp. Nurudeen Thomas, told the court that the accused persons between July 10 and 14, 2015, forged signatures of several Ecobank customers and stole the sum of N2.8million from their accounts at Iyan-Ipaja branch of the bank. He said that Adetunji and Obademi, were cashiers while Ogunshina was Information Technology personnel at the bank. According to the prosecutor, Obademi and Ogunshina claimed that the Adetunji came to them with the deal and promised to pay them N350,000 each. Thomas, said that the offences contravene Sections 285, 361 and 409 of the Criminal Code of Lagos State, 2011. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs K.B Ayeye, granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties each in like sum, and adjourned the case to Feb. 22 for hearing.

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