A staff member of one of the new generation banks, Ibrahim Kayode Ohieku, a resident of No. 2, Evans Enwerem Street, Apo Legislative Quarters Abuja has been remanded in prison by a Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Wuse Zone 6, over alleged N6.4 billion fraud.
The suspect is facing charges of joint act, criminal breach of trust, theft and receiving stolen property (money), contrary to Sections 79,288,315 and 317 of the Penal Code Law.
Police prosecutor, ASP Auta Yusuf, who read the charges before the court, said that on July 29, 2011 a petition dated March 26, 2010 signed by Messrs Charles Omere and Kelechi Enwerem, on behalf of the bank, alleging a case of fraud, was received by the office of the assistant inspector general of police, Force
He said that, the petition had indicted one Leonard Okoh Oduwe, also an employee of the bank, Ohieku and others now at large.
Yusuf further said that investigation into the case subsequently led to the arrest of Ohieku, who purportedly received the sum of N1million from the total sum of
N6.4billion which was stolen from the said bank by Oduwe.
Ohiekwu, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Chief Magistrate Azubuike Okeagu ordered that he be remanded in prison custody till the next hearing date.