According to reports, a former banker identified as Ebenezer Adeolu Alonge , his wife identified as Isakunle Olamide Oyinlola and his mother-in- law identified as Isakunle Eunice Moradeke have been sentenced to 60 years in prison over stealing.
Justice Adekanye Ogunmoye of Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti on a 12-count charge of conspiracy and stealing contrary to Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Laws Cap 16 Laws of Ekiti State,2012 brought against them by the Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In Justice Adekanye Ogunmoye judgement, he ruled that the prosecution team led by Abdulrasheed Lanre Suleiman proved their case beyond reasonable doubt and that the convicts had failed to extricate themselves from the self-evidenced proofs before the court.
The convicts were found guilty on all 12 count charges and sentenced to five years on each count.
The journey to this exposure was in February 2018 the bank received a complaint concerning the financial impropriety of the sum of N62.4 million in respect of a customer’s account.
According to the petitioner, on February 15, 2017, a customer lodged the said sum into her account but the transaction could not be traced in the customer’s account even after the customer presented a copy of the slip signed by Alonge.
In the process of investigation, the said transaction was allegedly traced to Ebenezer Alonge’s wife’s account. Further investigation however, revealed that there was a turnover of over N21, 000,000.00 as deposit from other customers in his wife’s account.
Also, it was alleged that other sums were traced to his mother-in-law’s account, who was also a beneficiary of the fraudulent act.
The court also ordered Alonge to forfeit his house, which shall be sold and the proceeds used to restitute the bank.