A Kwara magistrate’s court sitting in Ilorin has remanded a staff of a Commercial Bank in Ilorin, Mr Aribisala Jeremiah, at a correctional facility in Ilorin over alleged stealing of N22.1 million in the bank.
Jeremiah was arraigned by Kwara State Police Command for allegedly defrauding the bank of the sum.
The defendant who worked at the bank’s Teller desk, committed the crime between March and June this year through his friend’s bank account, one Kehinde Kemisola Kolawole.
The charge sheet noted that “Investigation revealed that Jeremiah who was employed by the bank in 2019 breached the company trust, diverted the said amount which was supposed to be credited into the financial institution account.
“Investigation further revealed that Jeremiah later diverted the fund from his friend’s account into his Access Bank account and Kuda Bank account respectively”, it added.
The police prosecutor, Gbenga Ayeni, informed the court that the case is an advance fee fraud which is not ordinarily bailable.
He argued that the court should consider the motion exparte attached to the police report, seeking the defendant’s remand in the correctional facility pending the outcome of the police investigation into the matter.
The presiding Magistrate, Magistrate Jumoke Kamson, in his short ruling, granted the prosecutor’s application and ordered Jeremiah’s remand till the 31st of this month.
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