Accountant docked for stealing N705,363 from bank

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BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO

Uba Group

The Police have arraigned a 35-year-old-man, Sola Okunlola, before a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, for allegedly stealing from the bank where he worked.

Okunlola was said to have stolen the sum of N705, 636 at the Aisha Micro Finance Bank, Ogo-Oluwa, Osogbo.

The charge brought against the accountant read that “Okunlola Sola, on the 13th day of June, 2022 at Aisha Micro Finance Bank, Ogo-Oluwa area, Osogbo, Osun State, in the Osogbo Magisterial District, did steal the sum of N705,636 (Seven hundred and five thousand, six hundred and thirty-six naira only), property of Aisha Micro Finance Bank.”

Sergeant Adepoju Kayode said that the defendant committed an offence contrary to Section 383 and punishable under Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume II Laws of Osun, 2002.

Okunola pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.

Chief Magistrate Olusola Aluko granted him bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in the same amount. One of the sureties, the magistrate said, must be a civil servant.

The matter was adjourned till November 22, 2022.

In a related development, a 44-year-old-carpenter, Oluwasegun Samuel Olanorin, was dragged before a Magistrate’s Court in Osogbo allegedly for failing to carry out a task for which he was paid by a client.

Olanorin was said to have collected the sum of N1 million from Emmanuel Obinna Maxlewis to roof his house but failed to do so.

The charge brought against him read that “Oluwasegun Samuel Olanorin, on the 30th day of July, 2020, at number 150, Station Road, Osogbo, in the Osogbo Magisterial District, did obtain the sum of N1, 000,000 (One million naira only) only from one Emmanuel Obinna Maxlewis under the pretense of helping him to roof his house and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 419 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume II Laws of Osun State, 2002.”

He pleaded not guilty to the one-count-charge. The defence counsel, Julie Tolorunfemi, prayed the court to grant the defendant bail, on the premise that he would provide reliable persons as sureties.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Kayode Adeoye, did not object to the bail application.

Magistrate A. O. Odeleye granted the accused person bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in the same amount.

Odeleye said that the surety must be a blood relation to the defendant, and must have evidence of tax payment.

The matter was adjourned till January 26, 2023 for hearing.