A Cashier with the Badagry branch of Wema Bank Plc, Adeyemi Shola, 30, has been arrested and arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing the sum N625,515 from his employer’s account.
A Police source said that the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Ikoyi Police Station, Lagos, Tijani Mustapha directed a team led by Ijatuyi Tope to arrest and investigate the accused following a complaint by the management of Wema Bank Plc that the accused had stolen money from its account.
The accused, a resident of Badagry was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court, on a three-count charge of felony to wit, stealing.
Police Counsel, Edward Abiodun informed the court in charge No. K/71/2017 that the accused committed the alleged crime in October, 2017 at Wema bank Plc, Lagos during working hours.
Abiodun told the court that the accused used his position as a cashier with the bank to fraudulently withdrew the sum of N625,515 from the accounts of Wema Bank without authority and converted same to his use.
He said the management of Wema Bank Plc uncovered the fraud when they audited their account books, leading to the arrest of the accused.