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FCMB staff docked for stealing N30M from customer’s account

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First City Monument Band (FCMB), is trying hard to redeem its dent image based on an allegation of theft leveled against one of its former staff, Adebayo Ayokunle, who was arrested and charged before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court for allegedly withdrawing the sum of N30million from his employer’s account

The 29- years- old Ayokunle who was attached to the E-Settlement Unit of the Bank, Akoka branch, Lagos, was said to have converted the customer’s money to his own use just one year after he secured the job and escaped.

Unfortunately for him, nemesis caught up with him when the Management of the Bank audited the account of the Akoka branch and uncovered the fraud and reported the matter to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Lion Building Division, Lagos Island, Lagos.

It was gathered that the DPO directed his men led by Inspector Akubor Hassan to fish out the defendant anywhere he might be hiding.

The Police, after days of Intelligence gathering, tracked the defendant to a hideout in Lagos and arrested him.

The defendant, a resident of the Agric area of Ikorodu, Lagos was charged before the Tinubu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos on a one-count charge of stealing.

Police Prosecuting Counsel, Inspector Hafsat Ajibode told the Court in the charge marked M/08/2022 that the defendant committed the offense between February and March 2019 at the E-Settlement Unit of the bank, Akoka branch, Lagos just one year after he secured the job.

Ajibode informed the Court that the defendant betrayed the trust reposed on him by his employer as a Settlement Officer at the Akoka branch of the bank and fraudulently stole the sum of N30m from his employer’s account and escaped before he was arrested.

She said the offenses the defendant committed were contrary to section 280 and punishable under section 287(7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and the Magistrate, Mrs Gbajumo Ayoku granted him N2m bail with two sureties in like sum.

Ayoku adjourned the case till 18 May, 2022 for commencement of trial and ordered that the defendant be kept at the Ikoyi correctional facility till he perfected the bail conditions.

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