Access Bank employees arraigned over alleged N3.3m fraud

Two employees of the Access Bank Plc, Olusegun Afolabi, 25, and Rebecca Enahoro, 24,  on Wednesday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, over an alleged N3.3 million fraud.

The employees, who respectively reside at Ipaja and Oshodi, both in Lagos, are standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and fraud.

The prosecutor, Police Inspector Raji Akeem, told the court that the Access Bank employees committed the offences on June 17 at the bank’s headquarters at No. 999C, Danmole St., Victoria Island, Lagos.

“The duo conspired to fraudulently re-activate a dormant account No. 0021035478, belonging to Mohammed Lokogoma,” Mr. Akeem said.

The prosecutor said that the accused fraudulently re-activated the account and used it to transfer N2. 3 million to a Guarantee Trust Bank account and one million naira to an Ecobank account.

The offences, according to the prosecutor, are contrary to the provisions of Sections 348 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Messrs Afolabi and Enahoro, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

If convicted, the suspects face up to 15 years imprisonment.


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The Magistrate, Helen Omisore, granted each of the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case to Aug. 6 for mention.



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