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Bank manager docked over N53m fraud

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LESS than one day after one Wurola Folashade Oluloye, 67, was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos State for allegedly hacking into the bank account of customer of a first generation bank to steal N16.2million, a Customer Relations Manager with the same bank was yesterday docked for allegedly stealing over N52,628,000.00 from his employers.

He is standing trial on a three-count charge of stealing punishable under sections 411, 365 (1) and 287 (7) of Criminal Code Law of Lagos State, 2015 in Case No: H/28/2019.

The suspect whose name was given as Kehinde Adewuyi, 36, made away with the amount in series of fraudulent transactions with some accounts domiciled at the bank’s corporate headquartres branch in Lagos, before his arrest at his Onyema Close, Madira Estate, Gbagada, Lagos residence following a complaint by management of the bank.

According to the prosecutor, Reuben Solomon, Adewuyi’s fraud was uncovered during an audit into the bank’s account books, adding that the accused committed the alleged crime with two others at large between February and March 2019 during working hours.

Solomon also stated that the Adewuyi forged signatures of the bank’s Relationship Manager, Mobolaji Sunmoni and its Group Head, Ademola Adegbusi, to perpetuate the crime by fraudulently withdrawing monies from accounts.

But Adewuyi pleaded not guilty to the offence before Magistrate M. A. Davies granted him bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the case until June 25 for mention.

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