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Banker docked for allegedly stealing N560,000 from customers’ account

Florence Modupe, a banker, on Friday, appeared before an Igbosere Magistrate”s Court in Lagos charged with stealing N560,000 from a customer”s joint account in Zenith Bank Plc.

Modupe, 28, was alleged to have committed the offence between Dec. 31, 2009 and Feb. 3, 2010, at the Victoria Island branch of the bank.

“The accused did steal the sum of N560,000 from a joint account, No: 4019453243, belonging to Mohammed Ali and Moshood Sodiq, both customer”s of Zenith bank,’’” the prosecutor, Sgt Gabriel Akinsola said. Akinsola said the offence was punishable under Section 390(6) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2003. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mr L.Y. Balogun, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. He adjourned the case till May 12, for further hearing


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