WEMA bank Cashier arraigned for stealing N625 million from customer’s account

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Shola Adeyemi a cashier with WEMA bank has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ on three counts of conspiracy, stealing and forgery. The 30yr old resident of Catholic Church Road, Torikoh, Badagry is accused of converting N625million from a customer’s account to his personal use.

According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Edward Abiodun the accused and his accomplices still at large, forged the signature of the customer, Mr. Michael Asanba, and stole the sum from his Wema Bank account in October. Abiodun said: “The defendant said his sick father’s treatment made him to steal the money, but there is no evidence to show that his father was sick.”

The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 287, 365 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused pleaded not guilty and the Magistrate, Mrs. O. O. Kusanu, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. The case has been adjourned to January 30 2018.

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