EFCC arraigns former Oceanic Bank manager over N245m scam

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The accused was arraigned on a 12- count charge of theft and misappropriation of funds.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wednesday, arraigned Usman Salifu, a former Branch Manager with Oceanic Bank Plc before a Kano State High Court, on a 12-count charge of theft and misappropriation of funds.

The accused, as manger of Oceanic Bank Plc (now EcoBank Plc), allegedly forged the signature of one Yusuf Dunari and stole N245million from his fixed deposit account.

When the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty.

Consequently, the prosecuting counsel, Ibrahim Ahmed, requested for a date for trial.

The case was adjourned to March 14 for hearing and consideration of the bail application, while the accused was remanded in prison custody.

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