Court remands UBA worker for stealing customers N10m in Ibadan
By Ojo Peter, Ibadan
A 36-year-old United Bank for Africa, UBA, employee, Tosin Adeyemi, has been remanded in Oyo State Abolongo Correctional Centre custody by a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan for allegedly fraudulently transferring a sum of N10 million from a customer’s account.
According to the Police Prosecutor, Insp. Opeyemi Olagunju, Adeyemi who was charged with a single count of fraudulent transfer of a customer’s funds, committed the crime between August 12 and August 13, 2021 at Challenge branch of UBA in Ibadan.
Insp. Olagunju in his prosecution statement claimed that the accused transferred N10 million from the UBA account of one Oladele Quadri, who was a customer at the bank and converted it to his own use without the customer’s consent.
The prosecutor said that Quadri attempted to withdraw money from the branch’s Automated Teller Machine, ATM, but was unable to remove his card from the machine and therefore reported the incident to the branch’s Customers Care Unit, where the accused instructed him to return the next day.
The prosecutor said that when the customer returned two days later, he realized that N10 million had been taken out of his account without his permission and “Police was later invited to the matter.”
The trial court noted that the offence violates Section 383 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State, 2000, and is punishable under Section 390 (8) (b) (9) of the same but the accused has entered a not guilty plea to the charge.