A 67-year-old businesswoman, Wuraola Folashade Oluloye, was on Tuesday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. after her arrest for hacking a First Bank Plc account and stealing a customer’s N16.2million.
The prosecution counsel George Nwosu told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences between last October 16 and December 31, at First Bank’s Agidingbi Branch, Lagos.
Nwosu told the court that the defendant was arrested following a complaint by First Bank through its Head of the Department of Forensic Auditors, Mr. Solomon Akhanolu.
Oluloye allegedly hacked the account of a First Bank customer, Emefiele Ogbor, before withdrawing N16,200,000 and transferred same to her accounts in Stanbic IBTC, Union, Sterling and First banks.
First Bank discovered the fraud during an audit and blocked the defendant’s bank account.
However, when Oluloye showed up at the bank to make withdrawals, the police were waiting and she was arrested.
Chief Magistrate Folashade Olukoya granted Oluloye, who pleaded not guilty, N500,000 bail and remanded her in Kirikiri Prison, Apapa Lagos.
The case was adjourned till June 24 for further mentioning.
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