3 micro-finance bankers in court over alleged N1.8 million theft


Three micro-finance bankers, who allegedly stole N1.8 million from their employer, on Thursday, appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused are Aishat Aremu, 33, who lives in Ogun; Abiola Adegboro, 40, a resident Ikotun, Lagos; and 27-year-old Adeolu Agbato, a resident of Agege, a suburb of Lagos.

Aremu and Adegboro are female while Agabato is male.

They were arraigned on two counts of conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp. Raji Akeem, told the court that the accused committed the offences from Sept. 13 to Sept. 15 at Touchgold Microfinance Bank located at Oke Odo, Abule Egba Road, Lagos.

Akeem said that the accused defrauded the bank.

“During the September auditing, it was discovered that money was missing.

“All the staff members in charge of the department, where money was missing, were arrested.

“After much interrogation, the three accused were arrested,’’ he said.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 287(7) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The three accused persons pleaded not guilty.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr T. O Shomade, granted them bail in the sum of N1 million each with two sureties in like sum.

Shomade adjourned the case until December 11 for mention.

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