67-yr-old woman arraigned for stealing First Bank’s N16.2M

OrijoReporter.com, Wuraola Folashade Oluloye

Ogun State based businesswoman Wuraola Folashade Oluloye, 67, has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s court for allegedly hacking into the account of a customer of First Bank Plc, Emefiele Ogbor domiciled at  the Agidingbi branch of the bank and fraudulently withdrawing  the sum of N16, 200,000 and allegedly converted if to her use.

The DPO in charge of lion Building Division, Lagos Island, Lagos, ordered his men led by Inspector Chibuzor Nwafor to arrest the accused following a complaint by the management of First Bank through the Head of the Department of Forensic Auditors department, Mr. Solomon Akhanolu.

The accused was charged before the Igbosere Magistrate Court Lagos on a five count of felony to wit Fraud and Fraudulent diversion.

Police counsel George Nwosu told the court in charge No B/33/2019, that the accused committed the alleged offence between 16 October and 31 December, 2018 at First Bank Plc, Agidingbi Branch, Lagos.

Nwosu informed the court that the accused fraudulently hacked into the account of a customer of the bank, Emefiele Ogbor with account No 3014419974 to fraudulently withdrew a total sum of N16,200,000 and transfer same to her first Bank, Stanbic IBTC  Bank, Union Bank and Sterling Bank accounts from where she allegedly withdrew all the money  and converted it to her use and escaped.

Nwosu said that when the management of First Bank uncovered the alleged fraud, they blocked the accused account in the bank and that nemesis caught up with the accused when she visited the bank to withdraw money from her account and she was arrested.

He said the offences, the accused committed were punishable under Sections 287 of the Criminal law of Lagos State 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the alleged offence in the open court and Chief Magistrate Folashade Olukoya granted her bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in life sum.

Boloku adjourned the case till 24 June, 2019 for mention and ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Kirikiri Prison, Apapa Lagos till she perfected the bail conditions.


Sign up for our daily newsletter

Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox every day. Stay informed with the Orijo Reporter's leading coverage of Nigerian and world news.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here