Nigeria’s Female Banker Steals Customer’s N26m

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A staff of a mortgage bank in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Folayemi Oluwayemisi Adedayo, 41, has been charged to court for illegally withdrawing N26 million from a customer’s account.

The banker was arrested by the police at Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos.

She was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on an 18-count charge of felony to wit, forgery and stealing.

The police alleged in charge suit No. F/7/2013 that the accused was arrested following a complaint by a customer of the finance house, Reverend T.O. Mobolale that the accused forged his signature and withdrew N26.5m from his account, property of Light House International School, Ikorodu, Lagos.

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He stated that the accused between 8 January and 15 August 2012 cleverly withdrew N1,525,000 twice, N1,550,000 twice N1,200,000, N1,650,000 thrice, among others, without his approval.

He further stated that she committed the offence at 54, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The offence, said the police prosecutor, Inspector Marcus Okon, contravenes section 409, 285 (6) and 333 (2) (a) of the criminal laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the presiding magistrate, Mrs. Omotosho admitted her on bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum who must show proof of tax payment to the Lagos State government.

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She adjourned the matter till 25 March 2013 for mention. The defendant was moved to Kirikiri Prison pending when she would fulfil the bail condition.

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