Victor Omoniyi, a member of staff of First Bank of Nigeria, was on Monday sentenced in court for allegedly conspiring with others to steal N303,000 from the account of a customer of the bank.
He was charged before a Magistrates’ Court in Ikorodu with conspiracy and stealing.
Inspector Aminu Isaac, the prosecutor’s counsel told the court that the defendant committed the offense on January 21, 2022, at about 12.17 pm at the First Bank branch, Omitoro area along Ijede Road in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The prosecutor said the defendant stole an Automated Teller Machine(ATM) card belonging to Mrs. Abidemi Agbaje and withdrew N303,000 without her consent.
The prosecutor said that the complainant asked the defendant to help her remove her ATM card which got stuck in the machine being an official of the bank.
He said the complainant started receiving alerts of withdrawals from her account and immediately reported it to the bank management.
The prosecutor said the offense break the provisions of sections 411, 287, and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which stipulates three years jail term if found guilty.
Although, when the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty.
Mrs. G.O. Anifowoshe, the magistrate admitted the accused person to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum with evidence of tax payment, Laura, and must be gainfully employed.
The case was adjusted till June 23 for trial.