Bank Drags Customer to Court over N4.1 million theft


Fatai Owoseni, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State

Paul Iyoghojie

The police at Ikoyi Division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a customer of Union Bank of Nigeria, UBN, Emeka Chukwuma, 62, for allegedly stealing the sum of N4,176,950.65 belonging to the bank which it erroneously transferred into his account.

The suspect was arrested on the order of the Divisional Police Officer, DPO of the police division, SP Tijani Mustapha following the complaint by the management of the bank.

The suspect was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court on a two-count charge of stealing.
Police prosecutor, Jimoh Joseph, informed the court in charge No. A/17A/2017 that the accused committed the offence on 7 December, 2016 at the Union Bank of Nigeria, Lagos.

Joseph told the court that the management of the Union Bank, during their daily transactions, erroneously transferred the…

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