Two bank officials Tiaminu Lukman, 48, and Shogaolu Sherif, 30, have been charged before the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court for allegedly conniving to steal their employers N30m.
The accused duo are facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, forgery, fraud and stealing, an offence they pleaded not guilty to.
The prosecutor, Insp. Jimoh Joseph told the court that the accused conspired with some others still at large to commit the offences between Aug. 1, 2013, and June 2016 at the bank branch in Lagos.
Insp. Jimoh said, Lukman, who was the head of Human Resources, Compensation and Benefit, added some imaginary names and account numbers into the bank’s system to defraud it.
“Lukman, fraudulently, credited the account numbers knowing that they were not among the list of beneficiaries for compensation prepared by the bank”
He added that the offences contravened Sections 285, 323, 363 (1) and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
In her ruling, the presiding judge Mrs. A. O. Sholadoye granted the two suspects N5m bail each and also granted them two sureties each in like sums.
She said one of the sureties must be a level-16 civil servant and both sureties must show evidence of tax payment.
Mrs Sholadoye however, adjourned the matter to Wednesday, Aug.10.