EFCC Charges Banker For N80 Million Fraud
EFCC Charges Banker For N80 Million Fraud
EFCC Charges Banker For N80 Million Fraud, The Kano Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), placed a six count charge of forgery and fraud in the amount of N80,000,000 (Eighty Million Naira only) before Justice Musa Danladi of the Katsina State High Court.
Oduwole, a bank worker (name withheld), allegedly forged Bank Relationship Manager signatures on three fixed deposit certificates and delivered the same to some customers and subsequently got the customers to fix their money in fixed deposit accounts operated by him alone.
It was further alleged that, after the money was fixed, the defendant transferred it into various accounts to conduct his personal businesses.
One of the charges was that “You Kolapo Oduwole in Katsina on 3rd March 2020, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, fabricated a certain document to wit: Re: Investment of (N80,000,000) Eighty Million Naira Only with the intention of causing harm to one Abubakar Mohammed by making him believe that you put the money in a fixed deposit with the bank and thus you committed an offense against him. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge of 6 counts.

In view of his plea, prosecution counsel, Aisha Tahar Habib requested the court for a trial date and that the defendant be remanded in the Commission’s custody as he is still under investigation.

Defence counsel, M.M Rimaye, did not object to the prosecution’s application.

Justice Danladi adjourned the matter till October 12, 2020 for commencement of trial and remanded the accused person in EFCC’s custody.

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