Banker Charged To Court For Stealing Employer’s N810,000 In Lagos


For allegedly stealing N810,000 from her employer, a 33-year-old banker, Ebere Okeke, was on Thursday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused, who resides at A19, Kajola St., Governor Road, Ikotun, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a count charge.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Donjor Perezi, told the court that Okeke committed the offence from August, 2015 to February, 2016, at SMC Co-operative Bank, Ikeja.

“The accused works as credit officer and her assignment is to give customers loans and collect them back on weekly basis.

“It was during an investigation that the bank got to know that the accused had collected N810,000 back from a customer she gave a loan but did not remit it,’’ he said.

He said that the offence contravenes Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O. A Layinka, granted her N 200,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

Layinka adjourned the case till Dec. 5 for mention


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