37-Year-Old Wema Bank Staff Docked For Stealing N30 Million

37-Year-Old Wema Bank Staff Docked For Stealing N30 Million

By News Agency of Nigeria on October 9, 2018
Tunde Oso, Gboyega Oyeniyi, Rosemary Ehimegbe

Tunde Oso, a 37-year old staff of Wema Bank Plc, Headquarters in Lagos, on Thursday, October 4, 2018, was arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly manipulating the account of the bank to steal the sum of N30 million.

A police source alleged that the Division Police Officer, DPO, in charge of Lion Building Division, Lagos Island, Lagos directed his men led by Gboyega Oyeniyi to arrest the accused following a complaint by the management of Wema Bank Plc.

Oso, attached to the Internal Control Department of the bank and a resident of Ogudu area of Lagos was charged before the Igbosere Magistrate Court, on a two-count charge of felony to wit, stealing.

Police Counsel, Rosemary Ehimegbe informed the court in charge No N/35/2018 that the accused committed the offences between August 17, 2017, and September 28, 2018, at Wema Bank Headquarters at 54, Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos.

Ehimegbe told the court that the accused used his position as a staff of the bank attached to the Internal Control Department to fraudulently withdrew the sum of N30 million from the account of his employer and converted it to his use.

She added that the management of the bank uncovered the fraud when it audited its account books.

Ehimegbe said the offences committed were punishable under Sections 406 and 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges in the open court and Magistrate M.O. Osibanjo granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Osibanjo adjourned the case till October 24, 2018, for mention and ordered that the defendant be kept at the Ikoyi Prison, Lagos till he perfected his bail conditions.


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