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First Bank manager docked for stealing N52.6m

Bank manager docked for stealing N52.6m

A customer relationship manager with First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Kehinde Adewuyi, has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing the sum of N52,628,000 from the bank’s account.

The suspect, a 36-year-old, was arraigned on Tuesday on three counts charge bordering on stealing and forgery.

Reports showed that the suspect was arrested by policemen from the Lion Building Police Division after a complaint was lodged by the bank’s forensic auditors, Solomon Akhanolu and Owei Chris.

Reports further showed that the alleged fraud was discovered when the account was audited, revealing that the accused had defrauded the bank to the tune of N52,628,000.

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The police prosecutor, Reuben Solomon, told the court that Adewuyi committed the crime with two others at large between February and March 2019 at the bank’s headquarters in Lagos.

The police prosecutor also alleged that Adewuyi forged the signatures of the Relationship Manager, Mobolaji Sunmoni, and the Group Head, Ademola Adegbusi, to fraudulently withdraw the money from the bank’s account.

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Timothy is a versatile journalist, down to earth with a critical and curious mind.