GTB Staff Charged For Stealing Customers’ N8.4M
Police in Lagos, today arraigned a staff of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Bidemi Wasiu, before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate Court, for allegedly stealing the sum of N8, 449 million, from the account of two customers of the bank.
Wasiu, who worked with the Oshogbo, Osun State’s branch of the bank, was arraigned before Magistrate O. O. Owunmi on charge No. J/25/2017, in three counts charge of stealing.
He was arrested by officers from the Victoria Island Police Division, Bar Beach, Lagos, following a complaint from the bank’s headquarters at Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Prosecutor, Sergeant Friday Mameh, told the court today, that the banker committed the alleged offences between November last year, and April this year, during working hours at the bank’s Lagos headquarters.
Mameh further told the court that the defendant, without authority, unlawfully withdrew the sum of N4 million from the account of Ogunmade Victoria and another N4. 449 million from the account of Olalekan Abiola, who are both customers of GTB Plc.
The prosecutor told the court that the defendant after unlawful withdrew the money allegedly transferred same to the accounts of his friends, Ojeleye Tawakalitu and Wisdom Marshal Njoku, where he later withdrew all the money and shared it with them.
According to Mameh the offences are contrary to and punishable under Sections 411, 337(a) and 287(7) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.
The banker pleaded not guilty. Magistrate Owunmi granted him N1million bail with two sureties in the like sum.
Owunmi also directed that the two sureties must deposit the sum of N200,000 each with the Court’s Chief Registrar and adjourned the trial till June 6.