How Bank Manager “Stole” N6m From Customer’s Account
A bank manager who thought he was being “smart” has gotten himself into more trouble than he saw coming after allegedly stealing Millions from a customer’s
Bolaji Akanni, who’s an Operations Manager in a UBA branch, was charged to court by the police on Wednesday, for stealing N6million from a customer’s bank account.
According to The Nation, 35yrs old Akanni, who lives in Meiran area of Lagos, was arraigned by the Lion Building Police Division, Obalende, before Abimbola Komolafe of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The former accounts officer is standing trial on a 2-count charge of forgery, fraud and stealing.
Prosecuting police officer, Insp. Abayomi Abbass, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 9, 2017 at UBA’s 12/14 Broad Street Lagos Island branch, during work hours.
Abbass said Akanni, with intent to defraud the bank, forged the signature of a customer, one Ogalla Chizoba, through which he stole N6m from the account.
Akanni denied the charges.
Magistrate Komolafe granted him bail in the sum of N2million, with two sureties in like sum.
The sureties must be managers of a reputable institution, have landed property within Lagos Island, or be gazetted resident chiefs.
The case was adjourned till February 14.