A magistrates’ court in Ibadan has ordered the remand of a 36-year-old staff member of a commercial bank, Tosin Adeyemi, over alleged fraudulent transfer of N10 million from a customer’s account.
Adeyemi was charged with a one-count offence of fraudulent transfer of customer’s money and the magistrate ordered his remand at Abolongo correctional centre, Oyo.
The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Opeyemi Olagunju, told the court that the accused, a banker with the Challenge branch of the bank in Ibadan, committed the offence between Aug. 12 and 13.
Olagunju alleged that the defendant transferred N10 million from the account of one Oladele Quadri domiciled at the branch without the customer’s consent and converted the same to his own use.
According to the prosecutor, Quadri had gone to withdraw money through the branch’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM) but could not retrieve his card from the machine.
He said the complainant consequently reported the incident at the Customers’ Care Unit of the branch where Adeyemi asked him to come back the next day.
The prosecutor told the court that when the customer went back two days later, he discovered that N10 million had been withdrawn from his account without his consent.
“Police was later invited to the matter,” the prosecutor said.
The offence contravenes Section 383 and is punishable under Section 390 (8) (b) (9) of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Defence Counsel, Mr Lekan Idowu, asked for bail for his client on most liberal terms.
He said the defendant had returned N8,750,000 to the customer’s account, remaining N1,250,000 as balance.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Olaide Amzat, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum, and adjourned the matter till Oct. 20, for hearing.