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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Top Abuja Female Banker Arrested For N52m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, EFCC, have arrested and
arraigned a popular female banker and
former staff of First City Monument
Bank, Oluwatoyin Jinadu.

She was arraigned on Thursday before
Justice Adebunkola Banjoko of the FCT
High Court on a 20-count charge of
forgery and theft of customers funds to
the tune of N52m.

Trouble started for Jinadu when a
petition was sent to the EFCC alleging
that as account officer to Dr. D. K. Okoye
in the Wuse 2 Branch of the FCMB, Abuja,
she fraudulently transferred N52m from
Dr. Okoye’s account without his
knowledge or consent, into accounts in
Zenith Bank, GTBank and Union Bank.

“That you Oluwatoyin Jinadu on or
about 25th February 2010 in Abuja
within the jurisdiction of this Honorable
Court, while working as a staff of First
City Monument Bank stole the sum of
N20,485,961.13 belonging to one
Josephat Okoye and thereby committed
an offence punishable under Section
287 of the Penal Code Act,” one of the
charges read.

When the charges were read to her,
Oluwatoyin pleaded not guilty.
Justice Banjoko granted her bail in the
sum of N5m with two sureties in like
sum. The sureties must be gainfully
employed and resident in Abuja with
evidence of residency provided. They
are to depose to an affidavit of means
and provide evidence of payment of
three years tax.

The sureties are also to deposit their
international passports with the court
and submit a passport photograph each.

However, Oluwatoyin will remain in the
custody of the EFCC until she meet her
bail conditions.

We gathered that the
offence for which Oluwatoyin is
standing trial carries a minimum
sentence of 14 years imprisonment
under Section 364 of the Penal Code Act.

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