A security man, Sule Oladepo, 38 attached to the Warehouse Road, Apapa, Lagos branch of Ecobank Nigeria Plc has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly conniving with the female branch manager of the bank, identified simply as Theresa, now on the run, to fraudulently withdraw the sum of N400 million from the account of the bank.
A police source alleged that the fraud was uncovered by the management of the bank’s headquarters after they audited the account books and reported the incident to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Ikoyi Division, Ikoyi, Lagos, CSP Tijani Mustapha N’abba who directed his team led by Inspector Tope Ifafuyi to fish out the suspects involved in the alleged fraud.
The source alleged that the security man was arrested at a hide out in Apapa, Lagos and taken to the station, adding that during investigation, the security man led the police to the residence of the fleeing female manager of the Apapa branch of the bank at Okota, Isolo area of Lagos where they discovered that she had hurriedly packed out to an unknown place.
The police said they have launched a man hunt for the arrest of the fleeing female manager.
The security man was charged before an Igbosere Magistrate court, on a three-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
Police counsel, Reuben Solomon informed the court in charge No: M/48/2018 that the accused and others still at large committed the offence between April and May 2018 at Ecobank Nigeria Plc, Lagos.
Solomon told the court that the accused connived with the fleeing female branch manager of the bank to fraudulently withdraw the sum of N400 million from the account of their employer and allegedly shared it.
Solomon said the offences, the accused committed were punishable under sections 411, 287 (7) and 325 of the criminal laws of Lagos State, 2015.
Oladepo, however, pleaded not guilty to the alleged crime and Magistrate A.M Davies granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Davies adjourned the case till 10 September, 2018 for trial and ordered that the defendant be kept at the Ikoyi, Prison, Lagos till he perfected the bail conditions.
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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt
Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.
An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.
According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.
The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.
Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.
He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.
He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.
Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin
The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.
They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.
Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order
The Lagos State Government has threatened to shut down markets in the State violating the social distancing order.
The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.
In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.
He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.
He urged the traders to maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets and stop trading on road setbacks and drainage.
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