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Judge to pronounce judgment on N14m fraud

Justice Mojisola Dada of a Special Offences Court in Ikeja has fixed December 8, 2020 to deliver judgement in a trial of ex- First Bank of Nigeria staff and customer, Olorunwa Babatunde Idowu and Afolabi Nasiru for allegedly used the bank to defraud the sum of N14 million.

The trial judge fixed December 8 for judgment following argument and adoption of written address by counsel to parties

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), arraigned the duo alongside an estate developer, Bamidele Abdul-Mumuni who pleaded guilty to the charge.

They were arraigned on a 40-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

Following guilty plea by Abdul Mumuni, the court convicted him accordingly.

The EFCC counsel, Samuel Daji open trial of Nasiru and Idowu, called five witnesses to prove the commission case.

In his defence during trial, the bank customer Nasiru had told the court that his account with the bank, was used by the second defendant, Idowu who was the bank marketing officer that perpetrate the fraud without his knowledge.

When Idowu was also cross-examined, he told the court that he worked with the First Bank of Nigeria for over 10 years, admitted given out Nasiru’s account out Abdul-Mumuni who is now a convict.

Idowu also confirmed to the court that he did not know the source of the money.

After their submissions, Justice Dada fixed December 8, 2020 for judgement in the suit.

Wahab Akinlade

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