Diamond Bank worker arrested for fraud, stealing N3.4m from customer’s account

A marketing agent of Diamond bank in Matori, Mushin area of Lagos State, Fatiu Mohammed, has been arrested by the police at the Area D Command for allegedly diverting N3,441,000 from the savings of one of the bank’s customers.

It was gathered that the suspect committed the fraud on December 14, 2018 when he took pictures of the account details of the customer from a computer screen before the victim, Rose Okoye complained to the bank after discovering the fraud and alerted the police.

A closed circuit television in the banking hall reportedly captured when Mohammed took photographs of the computer screen with his phone to get account information.

In a statement made to the police, the suspect who denied taking pictures of the woman’s account details, only admitted to taking pictures of information relating to services offered by the bank.

Inspector Koti Aondohemba, a police prosecutor brought Muhammed before the Ogba Magistrate’s Court on two counts of fraud to which he pleaded not guilty.

The counts read in part:

“That you, Fatiu Mohammed and others now at large, on December 14, 2018, at Diamond Bank Plc, Motori Branch, Mushin, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit stealing, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

“That you, Fatiu Mohammed and others now at large, on December 14, 2018, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did steal the sum of N3,441,000 from the account of one Rose Okoye, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 280 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”

The case was adjourned till March 13, 2019 by the presiding magistrate, M. O. Tanimola, who declared bail in the sum of N200,000 to the defendant.

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