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Female banker in court for stealing employer’s N690,000

Emma Nwachukwu

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For allegedly pilfering depositors’ money, a 27-year-old female banker, Ogunumoye Oluwaseun, was on Monday brought before an Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court.

To date, the accused had allegedly stolen N691,050, belonging to Astra Polaris Micro Finance Bank (APMFB), Abeokuta.

The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of stealing.

She denied the charge, but the Police Prosecutor Sunday Eigbejiale insisted that the accused committed the offence from May 2016 to August 2017 at Astra Polaris Micro Finance Bank, Onikolobo Branch, Abeokuta, Ogun capital.

Eigbejiale said the accused,as a marketer, she collected money from customers and failed to remit same to the bank.

“The accused collected N691,050 from some customers at different times and failed to remit the money into the coffers of her employer.



“When the theft was discovered by the bank, the accused absconded from work from Oct. 4, 2017 and all efforts to recover the money from her proved abortive,’’ the inspector said.

The offence contravened Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

In her ruling, Chief Magistrate Adeola Adelaja granted her bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case until March 21 for hearing.


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Updated on February 14, 2017 at 8:17 am