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3 Ecobank Employees Arraigned For Stealing N2.8m From Various Customer's Account



Three employees of Ecobank were on Tuesday arraigned in Lagos for allegedly stealing the sum of N2.8 million from customers’ accounts.
The three accused persons; Oluwatoyin Adetunji (41), Oluwatosin Obademi (32) and Olushola Ogunshina (39), are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, forgery and stealing before the Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos Island.
Insp. Nurudeen Thomas, the prosecutor explained to 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.
Insp. Nurudeen continued that Adetunji and Obademi were cashiers while Ogunshina was Information Technology personnel at the bank. Adding that Obademi and Ogunshina claimed that Adetunji proposed the fraudulent deal promising 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.
Mrs K.B Ayeye, the Chief Magistrate granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties each in like sum. The case was adjourned to Feb. 22 for hearing.

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