Banker arraigned for stealing customers’ N3.2m

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BY ONOZURE DANIA

LAGOS — A banker, Musari Ayodele, was yesterday docked before an Igbosere magistrate’s court, in Lagos, for forgery, and stealing  N3.2 million, belonging to customers of Skye Bank Plc, at Ikorodu branch.

Ayodele, 35, was arraigned before Magistrate O. Olanipekun.

The defendant, who resides at 2, Muba Abiru Street in Ebute area of Ikorodu, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and forgery preferred against him by the Police.

The defendant, who is a marketing supporting staff of the bank, was said to have committed the offence sometime in 2011.

The prosecutor, Innocent Odugbo, told the court that the defendant fraudulently withdrew N3,253,290 belonging to customers and converted same into his use.

The prosecutor also alleged that Ayodele forged the signature of one Ganiyu Moshood and withdrew N430,000 from his account.

Earlier, the defendant had pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him.

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