How Ecobank Staff Connived With Criminals To Withdraw Customer’s N3.2m From Account

Posted on August 10, 2022
MICHAEL AKINOLA 
 
 
Police detectives from Ejigbo Division of the Lagos State Command have uncovered and arrested a 28-year old staff of Ecobank PLC, who allegedly arranged with criminals and withdrew a customer’s N3.2m lodged in the bank before it was detected. 
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the alleged fraud took place at the bank’s branch at Ile-ewe area of Ejigbo, where the suspect, Joshua, was employed as a staff.
The Police alleged that sometime in May 2022, the suspect, Joshua, conspired with others now at large to steal by fraudulently diverting the customer’s money kept in the bank with the intention that it will not be discovered by the bank management.
However, when the bank discovered that the money was missing and asked Joshua to explain what happened, he initially denied knowledge and the matter was reported to the Police at Ejigbo Division. The Police moved into action and arrested Joshua for interrogation.
During interrogation, it was discovered that the suspect, Joshua, actually diverted the money belonging to the bank’s customer. He was then charged before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court for the alleged offence.
He pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned in Court.
The prosecutor, Inspector Simeon Njue, then asked the Court to give a date for hearing since he pleaded not guilty to enable the Police to prove that he actually committed the alleged offence.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O.A Dosumu, granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum, who must show evidence of means of livelihood.
He was remanded in the Correctional Centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, pending when he will perfect his bail conditions while the matter was adjourned till 6th October, 2022, for mention.

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