100-Count Charge Against Cashier Over N48m Fraud



A 100 counts charge slammed against a financial institution cashier for allegedly defrauding her employer the sum of 48 million Naira has been adjourned to 16th February.

The cashier, Patience Okoli, an employee of Global Trust Savings and Loans Ltd in Lagos, was arraigned before Justice Serifat Solebo of Lagos State High Court, Ikeja.

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in suing the accused alleged that she forged and altered several withdrawal slips of the company between September 2007 and February 2009.

Prosecution counsel , Mr. George Yakua, told the court that the offences committed by the accused are contrary to Sections 390 (8), 467 and 468 of the Criminal Code Cap c17 Law of Lagos State 2003, stressing that Okoli also defrauded her employer’s customers.

The accused had pleaded not guilty to all the count charges when she was arraigned in 2012.

When the matter was called up on Tuesday her lawyer, Mr. Festus Afeleyedion, prayed the trial judge to allow his client to continue with the existing bail terms granted her when she was first arraigned in 2012.

The judge granted his request and adjourned the case to 16th February, 2018.


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