A thirty year old cashier and Badagry resident, Shola Adeyemi, has yesterday, December 5, 2017, been charged before the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly converting a Wema bank customer’s N625m for personal use.
The Wema bank cashier who presently resides at Catholic Church Road, Torikoh, Badagry, Lagos Mainland, is facing a three count charge of conspiracy, stealing and forgery.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Edward Abiodun, said that the accused and others still at large committed the offences in October 2017 at the Wema Bank branch in Badagry.
Sgt. Edward told the court that the suspect forged the signature of the customer, Mr. Michael Asanba, and then stole the huge sum from his Wema Bank account. He added that while in Police custody, Shola confessed that he took the money for his father’s treatment.
Meanwhile Sgt. Edward said that after investigations were carried out, there was no evidence showing that the accused father’s was sick.
The prosecutor told court that the offense is punishable under sections 287, 365 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
However, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O. O. Kusanu, granted the suspect bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She added that the sureties must show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government. The case was subsequently adjourned till January 30, 2018 for mention.