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POS operator jailed 6 months for withdrawing N97,000 from customer’s account

An Abuja area court sitting in Bwari Area Council of the FCT, on Wednesday, jailed a POS operator to six months imprisonment for withdrawing N97,000…

An Abuja area court sitting in Bwari Area Council of the FCT, on Wednesday, jailed a POS operator to six months imprisonment for withdrawing N97,000 from a customer’s bank’s account without consent.

Eunice Owonibi (20) of Ushafa community in Bwari was convicted of debiting the amount using the customer’s ATM card, meanwhile, the customer had requested for only N3,000 withdrawal from her account.

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Prosecuting counsel, Ojo Idowu Esq, told the court that the defendant told the customer, Faith Okpanachi, from the same community, that the withdrawal was not successful due to bad network, only for the customer to later discover that N97,000 was debited from her account.

The Judge, Abdulrahman Ibrahim, said the court was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the suspect was guilty of the crime going by a bank account statement bearing the complainant’s name tendered by the prosecutor which indicated that the withdrawal was made.

He, therefore, sentenced her to six months imprisonment with an option of N20,000 fine.

She was equally ordered to pay N97,000 to the complainant, being the amount she was found to have illegally withdrawn from her account.

 

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