The police in Lagos Wednesday arraigned a Customer Service Officer with Skye Bank Plc, John Alikalih before a Lagos State Magistrate Court sitting in Igbosere for allegedly withdrawing N1.4 million fraudulently from the accounts of two customers of the bank.
Alikalih, who was docked on a three-count charge of fraud before Magistrate Abimbola Komolafe, allegedly committed the offences at about 1pm on January 19, 2018 at the bank’s Isheri Ojodu branch, Lagos.
According to the prosecutor, Inspector Abbass Abayomi, the defendant used his position in the bank to fraudulently withdraw N1.1 million from an account belonging to a customer, Mrs. Felicia Adesola.
Abayomi also claimed that the accused person withdrew N334, 052 from another account belonging to a customer, Mrs. Josephine Benson.
The prosecutor alleged, “The defendant willfully procured the registration of two Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards belonging to the complainants and used the cards to perpetrate the acts.
“The total amount which the defendant fraudulently withdrew from the customers’ accounts was N1.4 million.”
The police prosecutor maintained that the offences are contrary to sections 326 and 327 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Alikalih, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Base on his plea, Magistrate Komolafe granted him N500,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.
She then adjourned the case till February 27 for commencement of trial.
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