The police have accused two ex-employees of Ecobank Plc, Aghanenu Ikechukwu and Stephen Nduka, of forging and stealing N14.4 million from a customer.
Ikechukwu, 41, and Nduka, 36, were arraigned yesterday before Mr P. A. Adekomaya of the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
They are standing trial on a four-count charge of conspiracy, forgery, stealing and conversion.
Prosecuting Inspector Ingobo Emby said the defendants and others at large committed the offence between last September and November at Ecobank Plc.
He said the defendants with intent to defraud, forged the instruction of the customer, Oluremi Egunjobi Christina.
Emby alleged that Ikechukwu and his accomplices, who are at large, last September 24, “fraudulently converted the sum of N10million from Ecobank account number 274112825, belonging to a customer, Rabiu Oladimeji Lawal, to another Ecobank account number 5322000255, belonging to one Okeneme Samuel”.
It was alleged that the first defendant and others at large last September 28 “fraudulently forged and liquidated the customer’s investment into account number 5323007058 to the tune of N4.14 million property of the bank.”
The defendants denied the charge.
Magistrate Adekomaya granted them N3 million bail with two sureties each in the like sum.
He adjourned the case till July 11.