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Banker allegedly diverts money into lover’s account in Lagos

Banker allegedly diverts money into lover’s account in Lagos

A 22-year-old banker, Afolabi Sanusi, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja magistrate’s court in Lagos for breach of peace, diversion of fund and stealing.

Vanguard reports that the resident of Ijora-Badia area of Lagos allegedly diverted money into his lover’s account.

Banker on trial for allegedly diverting money into lover’s account

File photo of a banking hall in Nigeria

According to Inspector Rita Momoh who is the prosecutor, Sanusi who is a staff of the unnamed bank, fraudulently diverted N967,000 to his lover's account on January 18, at a bank in Ojuwoye, Mushin, Lagos. He also issued forged stamped tellers to customers.

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"The accused presented false stamped deposit slips to customers after receiving money from them and pretended that the slips were genuinely issued. During investigation, it was discovered that the accused had been transferring and crediting the account of a customer, who was later discovered to be his girlfriend. The lady was called and she confirmed that the accused used to credit her account.”

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted N100,000 bail with two sureties in like sum. The magistrate, Mr. M. K. O. Fadeyin, adjourned the case till March 8.

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