2 Bank Officials Face Criminal Charges


Two officials of Wema Bank Plc, Anthony Tunde Adeniyi and Osayemi Ayomide Shola Abike, alleged to have conspired with an outsider, Tijani Mohammed Captain, to defraud the bank have been arraigned before a Tinubu chief magistrate court.

In an 11-count criminal charge number P/27/2012 filed before the court by the police prosecuting counsel, Inspector R. Odigie, from Lion Building Police Station, it was alleged that Anthony Tunde Adeniyi 38, while in the employment of Wema Bank Plc and Osayemi Ayomide Shola Abike on August 5, at 33, Ikorodu Jibowu, Lagos, branch of the bank, stole the sum of N6,100,000 property of Wema Bank Plc via fraudulent transfer of the said money from Wema Bank account number 0934108435316 to Tijani Mohammed Captain’s account number 6017960400 in another bank which they later withdrew and shared among themselves.

Subsequently, Anthony Tunde Adeniyi and Osayemi Ayomide Shola Abike between 21 August, 2011 same place during working hours were alleged to have forged and presented a fund transfer instrument to facilitate the fraudulent transfer of N15,500,000 from the account of the bank to Tijani Mohammed Captain’s account, thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 363 and 285 (8) of the criminal code.

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However, Tijani Mohammed Captain in three separate counts was arraigned alongside the two accused Wema Bank managers for receiving N21,600,000 stolen from Wema Bank Plc while in a separate count Anthony Tunde Adeniyi was alleged to have falsified the statement of account of one of the customers of the bank to cover up the fraudulent transactions he had earlier done on the said account.

All the accused persons pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of N5 million with two sureties in like sum while the case was adjourned for trial.

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