A female Business Manager with an old generation bank in Ikotun Egbe branch, Lagos, Oyetade Bukky, 38, has been arrested and is facing trial for withdrawing money from a customer’s account. Also arrested and charged to court is the Efurun, Delta State, branch Business Manager of the bank, Lawrence Ojo, 57. Both of them are facing trial at the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly conspiring with others now at large to withdraw the sum of N80,000 and another N5m from the account of a customer of the bank, Animashaun Yakub Olalekan, without authorization.
The accused persons, according to the police, were arrested by the police at the Area ‘A’ Command, Lagos Island, following a complaint by Animashaun Yakub Olalekan that he received an alert of withdrawals from his account of the sum of N80,000 and N5m from his account domiciled at the bank in Lagos Island when he did not withdraw any money from his account.
And after investigation by SGT Subair Yekini and his team, the accused persons were arraigned before Magistrate Mrs A. T. Omoyele on a four-count charge of unlawful withrawal from a customer’s account without authorization and forgery. Police prosecuting officer, Sergeant Yekini informed the court that Oyetade Bukky who was the business manager at the Ikotun Egbe branch of the bank forged the identity card and signatures of the complainant to withdraw the sum of N80,000 from his account without his consent.
Yekini also told the court that Lawrence Ojo who was also the business manager with the Efurun, Delta State, branch of the bank used the same fraudulent method to withdraw the sum of N5m from the complainant’s account No 0002406393 domiciled at the Kakawa, Lagos Island, branch of the bank without authorisation and they converted the money to their use. Yekini noted that the offences the accused persons committed are punishable under sections 409,363,285(7) of the criminal law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused persons however denied the police allegations in the open court when the charges were read to them, and Magistrate Omoyele admitted them to bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two surties in like sum. Omoyele adjourned the case till 16 February, 2016 for the continuation of trial.