Fri. Jul 1st, 2022

First Bank Staff Docked for Allegedly Stealing Customer’s ATM Card, N303K

First Bank Staff Docked for Allegedly Stealing Customer’s ATM Card, N303K

Mr. Omoniyi Victor, a staff of First Bank Plc, was today, arraigned before an Ikorodu Chief Magistrate’s Court of Lagos State, for allegedly conspiring others to steal the sum of N303, 000, from a customer account.

The banker was charged by the police on a two count-charge of conspiracy and theft.

The Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Aminu Isaac, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Jan.21 at about 12.17 p.m. at first bank branch, Omitoro area along Ijede road in Ikorodu.

Isaac said the defendant stole an Automated Teller Machine(ATM) card belonging to Mrs Abidemi Agbaje and withdrew N303,000 without her consent.

The prosecutor said that the complainant asked the defendant to help her removed her ATM card which was “swallowed” by the machine being a staff of the bank.

He said the complainant started receiving alert of withdrawals from her account and immediately reported to the bank management.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 411, 287 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which stipulates three years jail term, if found guilty.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges when it was read to him.

The Magistrate, Mrs G.O. Anifowoshe, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum with evidence of tax payment, LASRA and must be gainfully employed.

The Magistrate adjourned the matter until June 23 for trial.

Source: Newsmakers