A 22-year-old Lagos banker, Afolabi Sanusi, has been arrested and arraigned before an Ikeja magistrate’s court for diverting a customer’s money to his girlfriend’s account.
According to his prosecutor, Inspector Rita Momoh, the suspect who is facing a 3-count charge off of breach of the peace, diversion of fund and stealing, diverted N967,000, belonging to a customer on January 18, at Ojuwoye, Mushin, Lagos, and also issued him forged stamped tellers.
“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 who pleaded not guilty was granted N100,000 bail with two sureties in like sum, as the magistrate, Mr. M. K. O. Fadeyin, adjourned the case till March 8.