Banker allegedly steals customers’ N1.4m

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By Onozure Dania

Lagos—A bank’s Customer Service Officer, John Alikalih, who allegedly withdrew N1.4 million from customers’ accounts under false pretences, was, yesterday, arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos.

Alikalih, whose residential address was not given, is standing trial on a three-count charge bordering on fraud.

The prosecutor, Inspector Abbass Abayomi, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on January 19, at 1p.m, in Isheri Ojodu branch of the bank.

He said the defendant used his position in the bank to fraudulently withdraw N1.1 million from an account belonging to one Mrs Adesola.

Abayomi also alleged that the defendant withdrew another N334,052 from an account belonging to another customer, Mrs Benson.

His words: “The defendant willfully procured the registration of two ATM cards belonging to the two complainants,…



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