Alli had, while still working as a staff of the bank, failed to obtain proper data of a bank customer in processing Unionmobile…
A former banker with the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Mr. Kazeem Alli, has been remanded in prison custody by Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court, Lagos over alleged conspiracy, impersonation and internet fraud amounting to N8.7 million.
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Alli was arraigned before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Alli, according to the EFCC, had on May 8, 2018, while still working as a staff of the bank, failed to obtain proper data of a bank customer in processing Unionmobile in respect to Account No. 0010807900.
The accused is also alleged to have impersonated one Alexander Cherembem Okan and fraudulently withdrew the sum of N8. 677, 907.00 million from the said account No. 0010807900.
The offences, according to the prosecutor, Mr George Chia-Yakua, are contrary to and punishable under Sections 22, 22(2) and 37 of the Cyber Crimes Prohibition Act, 2015.
The former banker pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Following his not guilty plea, lawyer to the accused, Mr Olatimihan Ogunbiyi, informed the court of his intention to file a bail application on behalf of the accused, and sought for a short adjournment.
The prosecutor, Mr George Chia-yakua, did not oppose his request.
Consequently, Justice Obiozor adjourned the case until November 5 for hearing and determination of the accused’s bail.
Justice Obiozor also ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending determination of his bail.
The EFCC in a charge marked FHC/L/301c/18, said the accused conspired with other persons now at large to fraudulently impersonate a Union Bank customer, Alexander Cherembem, in order to fraudulently facilitate the withdrawal of funds from his account.
The accused is also alleged to have processed the request for Union mobile in respect of the said account, without obtaining proper Identity of the customer.