Bank’s marketer docked for alleged N2.8m theft

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For purportedly being sticky-fingered with his bank’s customers’ deposits, 27-year-old Philips Ogorome was arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court, at Ake, in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, Friday, for allegedly stealing N2.8 million belonging to the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Microfinance Bank.

Agency report indicates that the defendant, whose address was not provided, is facing a count charge of stealing.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Matthew Famuyiwa, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between October 2017 and May 2019 at the NPF Microfinance Bank, Kuto, Abeokuta.

Inspector Famuyiwa said that the defendant, who was a marketer to the bank, allegedly collected N2.8 million on behalf of the bank from customers, and refused to remit the money to the bank.

He said that the defendant converted the money into his personal use.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Section 390(9) of the Criminal Law of Ogun State 2006.

The defendant, nevertheless, pleaded not guilty to the offence preferred against him.

Mr. Oluwaseun Ayobolu, the Magistrate, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties in like sum.

Mr. Ayobolu ordered that the sureties must have developed landed property, and also show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Ogun State Government.

The Magistrate has adjourned the case till March 11, 2020, for hearing.

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