A 60-year-old woman has been ordered by an Akure Chief Magistrate’s Court be remanded in prison custody for alleged fraud.
Mrs. Kate Njoku, 60, has been ordered by an Akure Chief Magistrate’s Court be remanded in prison custody for alleged fraud.
She was handed a five-count charge of forgery before the court sitting at Oke-Eda in Akure, Ondo State.
The prosecutor, Superintendent of Police Adejuwon Akinpelumi, stated that the offence was punishable under Section 467(2)(g) of the Criminal Code, cap 37, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
Akinpelumi, while testifying before the court, said the offence was committed on May 19 and June 9 at Union Bank Plc, Akure.
According to him, the accused falsely represented herself as Iroha M. A. before the cashiers of Union Bank Plc with a forged withdrawal slip of the same bank with intent to defraud the bank.
The prosecutor added that Njoku was arrested when she fraudulently converted N1,678,000 to her own use, being the money entrusted in the care of Union Bank Plc.
Presiding magistrate, Sunday Adedapo, ordered that the accused be remanded in Olokuta prison custody and adjourned the case till June 22.