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Two arraigned for fraud, skye bank staff involved in crime

John Saleh Aminu



EFCC - Two arraigned for fraud, skye bank staff involved in crime
  • Two arraigned for N5 million fraud, 6 other persons at large

  • Skye bank staff used camera to fraudulently capture signature of victim

  • Case adjourned to December 13th for hearing

The duo of Tajudeen Oluwanishola and Kolawole Ayinde Adams were on Monday December 5th, arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Lagos State High Court, sitting in Ikeja on a five count charge of offences bordering on conspiracy, stealing and forgery.
One of the counts read, “That you Tajudeen Oluwanishola, Kolawole Ayinde Adams, Pedro Temitope Seedy (now at large) Adebajo Olusola (now at large), Adeola Olusola Samson (at large), Surajudeen (at large), Bayo (at large), Wale (at large) and other persons still at large sometime in March, 2014 at Lagos within the Ikeja Judicial Division, stole the sum of Four Million, One Hundred Thousand Naira (N4, 100,000.00) from account No. 1760783946 belonging to Kareem Ajani Musibau domiciled with Skye Bank Nigeria Plc.”
Both accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

In view of their plea, prosecution counsel Kayode Oni asked the court for a short date in order to hear their bail application and also requested the accused to be remanded in
prison custody.

However, defence counsel, S. B. Obunbe, m
ade his intention to file summons for bail and did not object to the request of a short adjournment by the prosecution.Justice Ipaye remanded the defendants in prison custody and subsequently adjourned the matter to December 13, 2016 for hearing of the bail application.

The suspects were arrested following a petition by Skye bank Plc.They are being investigated for fraudulently transferring the sum of N5, 500,000.00 (Five Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) from the account of one Ajani Kareem Musibau domiciled in Skye Bank Plc.

The fraudulent transfers took place on March 3, 2014. One of the suspected fraudsters, Ademola Okunlola, a staff of Skye Bank, Ikeja Branch, Lagos, set the stage for the scam when he covertly used his camera phone to capture the photograph and signature specimen of Musibau.

He accessed the customer’s account and sent the details to another staff of the bank. The duo reportedly again sent Musibau’s photograph and signature specimen to a member of their syndicate who effected the money transfer into two accounts.

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