By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
An ex banker Aminat Odunmide was on Thursday arraigned before Justice Uche Agomo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan on an eight count charge, bordering on forgery, alleged defrauding and stealing of N3,200,000 (Three Million, Two Hundred Naira)
The ex banker was arraigned before the Court by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC),
According to EFCC, one of the charges read against the banker reads , “that you Amusa Aminat Odunmide ‘F’, between the 16th day of April 2018 and 6th of July 2018, in your position as a Bank officer of Fidelity Bank and in your responsibility as the Account officer to Azeez Ibrahim Alao, in Ibadan within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, fraudulently stole a total sum of Two Million, Thirty-Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty Naira (N2,033,360:00)being money you stole directly from the personal account of the said Azeez Ibrahim Alao,
It stated further that the ex banker allegedly “deposited same into Fidelity Bank Account No. 6590137413 and Account No. 0020919795, from whence you utilized the said money and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap C38 Laws of the Federal of Nigeria (Revised Edition) 2007, when read along with section 1(1) (d) of the Failed Bank (Recovery of Debts) and Financial Malpractice in Bank Cap F2 Laws of Federation of Nigeria (Revised Edition) 2007”.
The ex banker pleaded “not guilty” to the charge and consequently, the prosecuting counsel, Chidi Okoli, asked the court to fix a date for trial, and remand her in the Nigerian Correctional Service’s custody.
It was learnt that luck ran out on the 30 year-old ex-staff of a new generation bank when the Commission received a petition alleging fraudulent withdrawal of over N3 million from a customer’s account by the defendant.