4 Bankers Arraigned For Fraud


Four staff of an old generation bank in Calabar have been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court for alleged illegal withdrawals from the account of a customer, one Chibuike Nwogu.

Those docked on the two count charge of conspiracy and stealing are: Ikpeme Emmanuel Moses, 29, Aniekan Etim, 31, Jonny Ekaete Udofia, 28 and Lydia Attah, 38.

The police prosecutor, Edum Daniel, who filed the charges before Magistrate Emmanuel Ekukim said the accused persons “on the 14 April, 2011, in the Calabar Magisterial District did unlawfully conspire amongst themselves with intent to commit felony to wit stealing and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code cap C16 vol 111”.

The second count singles out Ikpeme Emmanuel Moses who on the said date allegedly stole the sum of N50,000 from current account number 1202010078551 property of Chibuike Nwogu and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code enshrined in the Laws of Cross River State.

On count three, the four accused persons were accused of lodging a cheque slip with account no 1202010078551 property of the same Chibuike Nwogu and stealing his money an offence punishable under section 467 of the Criminal Code.

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Count four alleges that Aniekan Edet on the 28 April, at First Bank Calabar unlawfully stole N20,000 from the said bank account.

When the charges were read to them, the four accused persons pleaded not guilty.

The court allowed each of them on bail and adjourned the case till 6 July, 2011.

—Emma Una/Calabar