N30m Alleged Fraud Scandal Rocks FCMB, Staff Docked For Stealing

News reaching QUICK LOAN ARENA indicated that N30m Alleged Fraud Scandal Rocks FCMB, as a former staff of the bank has been docked for allegedly stealing the money and fleeing.

N30m Alleged Fraud Scandal Rocks FCMB
N30m Alleged Fraud Scandal Rocks FCMB
Adebayo Ayokunle a former staff of the bank was arrested and charged before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court for allegedly withdrawing the sum of N30million from his employer’s account and converted it to his use just one year after he secured the job and escaped.

The 29 years old banker was attached to the E-Settlement Unit of the Bank, Akoka branch, Lagos.

According to the police, nemesis caught up with the him when the Management of the Bank audited the account of the Akoka branch and uncovered the fraud and reported the matter to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Lion Building Division, Lagos Island, Lagos.

The DPO, it was gathered directed his men led by Inspector Akubor Hassan to fish out the defendant anywhere he might be hiding.

The Police, after days of Intelligence gathering tracked the defendant to a hideout in Lagos and arrested him.

The defendant, a resident of Agric area of Ikorodu, Lagos was charged before the Tinubu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos on one count charge of stealing.

Police Prosecuting Counsel, Inspector Hafsat Ajibode told the Court in the charge marked M/08/2022 that the defendant committed the offence between February and March, 2019 at the E-Settlement Unit of the bank, Akoka branch, Lagos just one year after he secured the job.

Ajibode informed the Court that the defendant betrayed the trust reposed on him by his employer as a Settlement Officer at the Akoka branch of the bank and fraudulently stole the sum of N30m from his employer’s account and escaped before he was arrested.

She said the offences the defendant committed were contrary to section 280 and punishable under section 287(7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and the Magistrate, Mrs Gbajumo Ayoku granted him N2m bail with two sureties in like sum.

Ayoku adjourned the case till 18 May, 2022 for commencement of trial and ordered that the defendant be kept at the Ikoyi correctional facility till he perfected the bail conditions.

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Mr Femi Adeoya is a Chartered Forensic Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has over 20 years professional work experience in accounting, finance and business management processes. As an Accounting Software Expert, he has implemented and supervised accounting solution set up of over 50 small and medium businesses in Nigeria. As a passionate blogger, Mr Adeoya is an ardent writer and communicationist. He is the CEO of QUICK LOAN ARENA (quickloanarena.com), the number 1 loan apps review website in Nigeria. He is very passionate about the quick and instant loan industry in Nigeria and has written over 200 reviews on different loan apps and digital banks in Nigeria, USA, Canada and UK.

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