The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, arraigned Amusa Aminat Odunmide, an ex-banker, before Justice Uche Agomo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan on an eight count charge, bordering on forgery, defrauding and stealing to the tune of N3,200,000 (Three Million, Two Hundred Naira).
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 N3million from a customer’s account by the defendant.
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She pleaded “not guilty” to the charge. Consequently, prosecuting counsel, Chidi Okoli, asked the court to fix a date for trial, and remand her in the Nigerian Correctional Service’s custody.
In a related development, the commission secured the conviction of one Ajanaku Qudus Akorede (a.k.a Rachel Kate) before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta.
His conviction was based on a one-count amended charge of fraudulent impersonation, contrary to Section 22 (2) and punishable under Section 22 (2)(b)(iv) of the Cybercrime (prohibition, prevention etc) Act, 2015.
Ajanaku was jailed for one month. The convict was ordered to restitute his victim of the money he fraudulently obtained. He is also to forfeit all the items recovered from him, to the Federal Government of Nigeria.