Zenith Bank Teller remanded in prison over N22.1m fraud 

Mr. Aribisala Jeremiah, a Teller with Zenith Bank Plc branch in Ilorin, Kwara State, has been remanded in Ilorin prison, following his arraignment for stealing N22.128million.

The defendant was arraigned by Kwara State Police Command for defrauding the bank of the sum of the money.

According to the information filed against the defendant, “Investigation revealed that Jeremiah, who was employed by the bank in 2019 breached the company trust, diverted the said amount which was supposed to be credited to the bank’s account.
“Investigation further revealed that Jeremiah later diverted the money from his friend’s account into his Access Bank account and Kuda Bank account respectively.

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Also, the Supervisor at the bank’s branch at Gaa-Odota, Ilorin, Mr. Tolulope Adewusi, who is the complianant, said Jeremiah, who was the bank’s Teller, committed the crime between March and June, 2023, using his friend bank account, one Kehinde Kolawole.

Police prosecutor, Gbenga Ayeni, informed the court during the arraignment that the case is an advance fee fraud which was not ordinarily bailable.

He prayed the court to consider an ex-parte application, attached to the police report, seeking the remand in the defendant in prison custody, pending the outcome of police investigation into the matter.

Magistrate Jumoke Kamson, who presided over the matter, in his short ruling, granted prosecution’s application and ordered Jeremiah’s remand in prison custody and adjourned till July 31, 2023.

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