A man identified as Afolabi Sanusi, 22, was on Monday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly diverting money belonging to the bank where he works into his lover’s account.
The banker who resides in Ijora-Badia area of the State, is facing charges of breach of the peace, diversion of fund and stealing.
In her statement, Inspector Rita Momoh, the prosecutor, said that the accused committed the offences on January 18, at Ojuwoye, Mushin, Lagos. She said that the accused diverted N967,000, property of a bank in Mushin.
“The accused, a staff of the bank, fraudulently converted N967,000 to his own,” Momoh said.
“The accused, she continued, presented false stamped deposit slips to customers after receiving money from them and pretended that the slips were genuinely issued.
“During investigation, it was discovered that the accused had been transferring and crediting the account of a customer, who was later discovered to be his girlfriend.
“The lady was called and she confirmed that the accused used to credit her account.”
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted N100,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
The magistrate, Mr. M. K. O. Fadeyin, adjourned the case till March 8.
FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing Of Question Papers, Others
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a sum of N2.9 billion for the printing of both sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.
The council also approved a total of N4.5 billion for projects in the Ministry of Education and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
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This decision was reached at FEC virtual meeting on Wednesday, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said the contract was awarded to a group of eight printers.
According to the Minister, the materials are for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, and the National Common Entrance Examination.
Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment
The former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has been appointed by the International Parliamentary Congress as the Chief Coordinator for Africa.
The development was disclosed in a letter forwarded to Ekweremadu by the Secretary-General of the IPC and member of the Pakistani national parliament, Senator Muhammad Ali Saif.
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“We are proud to inform you that the Honourable President of the IPC has nominated your good self as Chief Coordinator Africa with immediate effect.”
This was announced in a statement by the media adviser to the Enugu West lawmaker, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja.
Gov Ayade Orders Restriction Of Trucks Conveying Scrap In, Out Of Cross River
Governor of Cross River, Professor Ben Ayade has ordered the restriction of trucks conveying scrap in and out of the State.
This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity, Christian Ita.
The governor expressed that the attention of the state has been drawn to information that looters are attempting to move stolen items out of the state as scrap.
The governor directed all transporters and motorists in the state to report anyone that approaches them to move scraps out of the state to security agents.
He also warned that any of them caught transporting looted items will be regarded as an accomplice and treated as a looter.
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