Two staff of Skye Bank, Aina Tolulope, and Lukman Okunade, were on Tuesday, arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a customer of the bank of N500,000.
Aina, 30, and Okunade, 28, are charged with three-count charge of conspiracy, impersonation and stealing as they were alleged to have defrauded a customer of the bank, Hassan Ibrahim, who approached the bank to convert Euros to Naira.
Prosecuting Sergeant Chinedu Njoku told Magistrate A. F Botoku, who the accused appeared before that the duo and two others, Ekeolere Sheriff and Auwa Garba, who are at large, committed the alleged offences on July 14, 2017, at Skye Bank Plc, Apapa Road Branch Lagos, at about 12:30pm.
Njoku said Aina and Okunade, posed as Transaction Officer and Customer Service Officer respectively and fraudulently transferred the said amount to Sheriff and Garba’s accounts.
He said, “Ibrahim went to the bank to change foreign currency when he met Tolulope and Okunade. They gave him a fake form to fill, and unknown to him, he filled it, and asked them to transfer the money into his bank account, which they did in his presence with a fake alert confirming that the money was in his account. However, the money was transferred to the two suspects who are at large.
“When the complainant tried to withdraw the sum he found nothing in his account. He immediately returned to the bank and complained following which the defendants were arrested,” Njoku said.
The offences, according to the prosecutor, were punishable under Section 411, 325 and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Magistrate Botoku admitted each defendant to N500, 000 bail and adjourned till September 13.