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Female Banker who 'Defrauded' Customer N8.2million Sent To Prison (Photo)

A senior banker with Access Bank Plc, Ladipo Branch, Mushin, Lagos, Beatrice Nwana, 33, has been arrested and arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly obtaining the sum of $40,000 equivalent to N8,240,000 from one Obinna Ezenwata under false pretence.

According to PM News, the woman committed the offence alongside Okwudili Onyetube, a trader in spare parts in Oyingbo area of Lagos.

Mrs. Nwana, a native of Anambra was arrested alongside Onyetube by the operatives of the Federal Criminal Investigation and intelligent department, FCIID, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos.

After investigation, the two were arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos on a 4-count charge of felony to wit obtaining money under false pretence and stealing.

Police prosecutor, DSP Henry Obiazi informed the court that the accused persons committed the alleged offence in February, 2015 in Okota, Lagos.

He told the court that the female banker connived with her accomplice to collect the sum of $40,000 from the complainant with a promise to exchange it with naira equivalent, but that the two accused failed to provide the naira equivalent of N8,240,000 to the complainant and instead converted the money to their use.

He said that when all efforts by the complainant to retrieve his money from the accused persons since 2015 proved futile, he reported to the police leading to the arrest of the accused persons.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the alleged crime in the open court and Chief Magistrate O.A. Komolafe granted them bail in the sum of N3m each with two sureties in like sum.

Komolafe adjourned the cased till 19 September while the defendants were remanded in Kirikiri and Ikoyi prisons respectively pending when they will be able to fulfill their bail conditions.