EFCC Arraigns Banker For Allegedly Stealing N124m From A Microfinance Bank

The Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a banker in court over alleged stealing.

 The suspect, Mr Adejare Sonde, was on Monday brought before Justice A. A. Akinyemi of the Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta for allegedly stealing N124 million.

A statement issued on Monday by Mr Ayo Oyewole, Head, Public Affairs, EFCC Ibadan Zonal Office, said Sonde was arraigned on a 12-count charge bordering on stealing, forgery and uttering. It was alleged that Adejare Sonde, while still a staff of the bank and also an account officer of a Microfinance bank, suppressed and diverted the sum of N124,000,000.00, property of the Microfinance bank.

Further investigations revealed that the defendant allegedly doctored emails which he sent to the microfinance bank as monthly statements of account; meanwhile there was no remit in the account, ’’ the statement said.

The defendant, according to the statement, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him before Justice Akinyemi. The Judge adjourned the case till Feb. 16 for trial and hearing of bail application.

NAN

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