A 37 years old staff of Wema Bank Plc, Headquarters in Lagos Tunde Oso has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly using computers to manipulate the account in the Bank to steal the sum of N30m from the account of his employer during working hours.
A police source alleged that the Division Police Officer DPO in charge of Lion Building Division, Lagos Island, Lagos directed his men led by SQT Gboyega Oyeniyi to arrest the accused following a complaint by the management of Wema Bank Plc.
Oso attached to the internal control department of the bank and a resident of Ogudu area of Lagos was charged before the Igbosere Magistrate court, Lagos on a two count charge of felony to wit, stealing.
Police Counsel, Rosemary Ehimegbe informed the court in charge No N/35/2018 that the accused committed the offences between 17 August, 2017 and 28 September, 2018 at Wema Bank Headquarters at 54, Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos.
Ehimegbe told the court that the accused used his position as a staff of the bank attached to the internal Control Department to fraudulently withdrew the sum of N30m from the account of his employer and converted if to his use.
She added that the management of the bank uncovered the fraud when they audited their account books.
Ehimegbe said the offences committed were punishable under Sections 406 and 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges in the open court and Magistrate, M.O. Osibanjo granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two securities in like sum.
Osibanjo adjourned the case till 24 October 2018 for mention and ordered that the defendant be kept at the ikoyi prison, Lagos till when he would perfect the bail.