How Ecobank ex-staff transferred N11m to son’s account

1856 Charles Ebor

A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting at Igbosere yesterday heard how a former staff of Ecobank plc, Charles Ebor 39, ‎allegedly transferred N11million belonging to customers into his son’s account.

The defendant(pictured) is facing a four count charge bordering on conspiracy, felony, conversion and obtaining preferred against him by the police.

Ebor who was a relationship officer at Eco Bank, and resides at 2, Shonuga Street Bariga area of Lagos was docked before Magistrate Mrs. A. O Sholadoye‎.

The defendant who told the court that he graduated from the University of Benin, Edo State also has a master’s degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

The prosecutor Inspector Feddy Asu, told the court that the defendant conspired with others who are still at ‎large to commit the alleged offences sometimes in August 2015, at Eco-Bank of Nigeria Plc.

He said‎ that defendant forged the instruction of one Mrs. Ndah Roseline Anthony, an account holder in the bank, that the money should be transferred into his own son’s account.

Asu, also alleged that Ebor fraudulently converted the sum of N11million in tranches from Eco-Bank customer account number 0321022649 named Ndah Anthony Valentine,N6million, adding that he further transferred N4million from the account of Ndah Anthony Stephen with account number 0323003275 into his own son’s account, ‎and the sum of N1million, from Ndah Roseline Anthony into Unique Ebor’s account 5111098460, property of the bank.

According to the prosecutor the offences committed is punishable under sections 409, 361, 285 (7) ‎ and 312 (1) of the criminal law of Lagos state 2011.

However the Magistrate granted him bail in the sum of N1million with two sureties in like sum.

Adding that one of the sureties must be an accountant registered with Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN ‎, while the other must be a civil servant.

The case was adjourned till April 1, for mention.

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