Banker docked for alleged theft of employer's N810,000

A banker has been arraigned over the theft of N810,000, from her employer.

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The accused, Ebere Okeke, who resides at A19, Kajola St., Governor Road, Ikotun, a suburb of Lagos, was brought before the court on Thursday, November 10, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The court heard that Okeke, committed the offence from August 2015 to February 2016, at SMC Co-operative Bank, Ikeja.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Donjor Perezi said,

“The accused works as a credit officer and her assignment is to give customers loans and collect them back on weekly basis.

“It was during an investigation that the bank got to know that the accused had collected N810,000 back from a customer she gave a loan but did not remit it,’’ he said.

According to Perezi, the offence contravenes Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

However, NAN reports that the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O. A Layinka, granted the accused bail in the sum of  N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned until December 5 for mention.

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