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Banker docked over alleged theft of customer's N90m

03 December 2015, 08:35

Lagos - A 32-year-old female banker, Adejumoke Anthony, who allegedly defrauded one of her customers N90 million, was on Wednesday arraigned in an Igbosere Magistrates' Court, Lagos.

Anthony, who resides at Lekki area of Lagos State, is standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, Innocent Odugbo, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in March 2013, at Lekki, Lagos.

Odugbo said that the accused allegedly conspired with others still at large, to fraudulently obtain N90 million belonging to one Mr and Mrs Babatunde Oduewu, a customer at her bank.

The prosecutor said that the alleged offences contravened Sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded innocent of the charges.

Also read: Man in court for cellphone theft

Section 285 provides three years imprisonment for anyone found guilty of stealing, while Section 409 provides two years imprisonment for anyone found guilty of conspiring with others to commit felony.

Counsel to the accused, O. A. Ojo, urged the court to admit the accused to bail on liberal terms.

The Magistrate, A. O. Awogboro, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N5 million, with two sureties in like sum.

Awogboro said that one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused and the sureties must have reasonable means of livelihood and must be tax payers.

She also said that the sureties must be resident in Lagos State and their addresses verified by the court.

The case was adjourned till January 26 for mention.



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