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EFCC Arraigns Katsina Banker For Forgery And Fraud To The Tune Of 80m

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Kano Zonal office, has arraigned a banker Kolapo Oduwole before a Katsina State High Court on a six-count charge of forgery and fraud to the tune of N80,000,000 (Eighty Million Naira only).
Oduwole, who is a staff of Union Bank of Nigeria was said to have forged signatures of the Relationship Manager of the Bank on three fixed deposits certificates and presented the same to some customers and subsequently got the customers to fix their money in fixed deposit accounts controlled only by him.EFCC Arraigns Katsina Banker For Forgery And Fraud To The Tune Of 80m
After the money was fixed, Oduwole then allegedly transferred it into various accounts to conduct his personal businesses. “You Kolapo Oduwole on the 3rd March 2020 at Katsina, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court forged a certain document to wit: Re: Investment of (N80,000,000) Eighty Million Naira Only with intent to cause damage to one Abubakar Mohammed by making him believe that you had placed the money in a fixed deposit with Union Bank and you thereby committed an offense contrary to section 340 and punishable under section 341 of the Penal Code Law of Katsina State 2019“, one of the charges against him reads.
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Appearing before Justice Musa Danladi of the Katsina State High Court, the accused person pleaded not guilty to the six-count charge. In view of his plea, prosecution counsel, Aisha Tahar Habib requested the court for a trial date and that the defendant be remanded in the Commission’s custody as he is still under investigation. As the defence counsel, M.M Rimaye, did not object to the prosecution’s application, Justice Danladi adjourned the case till October 12, 2020, for the commencement of trial and remanded the accused person in EFCC’s custody.
EFCC Arraigns Katsina Banker For Forgery And Fraud To The Tune Of 80m
The accused Kolapo Oduwole and EFCC officials
Photos Credit: Getty

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