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Ex-banker in Lagos court for N25 million fraud rap

19 February 2015, 09:04Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - A former banker with Fidelity Bank has been arraigned at the Lagos State High Court, sitting in Ikeja, for allegedly defrauding depositors to the tune of N25, 35 million.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is seeking the prosecution of the suspect, Friday Yahaya (alias Peter Arikhan), who is appearing before Justice Lawal Akapo on a 16-count charge bordering on stealing, impersonation and forgery.

Yahaya, a former marketing staff of Fidelity Bank, Balogun Business Association branch, Trade Fair Complex, Lagos, allegedly defrauded nine customers of the bank through diversion of their deposits into his personal account with the bank.

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According to Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, the suspect’s worst-hit victim had the sum of N21,71 million, stolen from his account with the bank.

The alleged crimes were reportedly committed between February and November 2013 in Lagos.

Justice Akapo has adjourned the matter until March 11 for hearing of defence's bail application.

The accused has been remanded in custody at Ikoyi Prison.

- CAJ News


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