A Diamond Bank Staff Who Stole N309,000 From Customers Arrested by Police

at 16-03-2016 11:31AM (4 years ago)

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A marketer with Diamond Bank Plc, Okota branch, Lagos, who reportedly fled with a sum of N309,000 collected as deposits from traders, has been arrested by the police. The bank had contracted the suspect, Isiaka Abiodun, from Strategic Outsourcing Limited in the Lekki area of the state in 2013. It was learnt that Abiodun had collected the sum from one Mrs. Nneka Eze, a trader in Lekki, and two others, identified only as Ebulu and Chidera. It was gathered that only Eze, whose deposit was N300,000, had approached the bank on the alleged fraud. A Gistmania correspondent was told that the 28-year-old suspect had obtained the sum from the traders sometime in July 2015, but disappeared from the bank in November, when the fraud was discovered. The bank was said to have reported the crime to the company through which Abiodun was employed. It was learnt that the chief security officer of the firm consequently reported the case at the Ajah Police Division. The police said the suspect was later tracked down to his house on March 7, 2016. But in his statement to the police, Abiodun said he used the money to pay the medical bill of his mother who had a stroke. He said he intended to refund the money piecemeal from his salaries, adding that he had repaid N50,000.
He said, “I am a contract worker with the bank and I have been working there for three years. It is true that I collected N309,000 from the bank customers. But I used the money to treat my mother who had a stroke. I travelled in November to attend to her. I have paid N50,000 to the bank. I intend to pay the balance in instalment from my salary.
A police prosecutor, Inspector I. Okeke, brought the suspect before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court on Monday on one count of stealing. Okeke told the court that the defendant had confessed to the offence, which is punishable under Section 285 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The charge read,  “That you, Isiaka Abiodun (28), sometime in July, 2015 at Diamond Bank, Okota branch, Okota, in the Lagos Magisterial District, being a marketer attached to the bank from Strategic Outsourcing Limited, Southern View Estate, Lekki, Lagos, did steal a sum of N309,000 given to you for saving, being property of one Mrs. Nneka Eze, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 285 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.” The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the count and elected summary trial. He was granted bail by the presiding magistrate, Mr. A. Adefulire, in the sum of N400,000 with two sureties in like sum. The magistrate added that the sureties must tender evidence of tax payments and details of their residential addresses to the court for verification. The case was adjourned till April 20, 2016.


DAMILARE100 at 16-03-2016 11:36AM (4 years ago)
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Money no go fit solve problem wey money go cause for this live......
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Fran6ixfox at 16-03-2016 11:42AM (4 years ago)
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Now u gonna end up in jail
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Vectorcy at 16-03-2016 12:03PM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: DRE on 16-03-2016 11:36AM
Money no go fit solve problem wey money go cause for this live......
Hmmmmmmmm
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Vectorcy at 16-03-2016 12:04PM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: Francis Uchenna on 16-03-2016 11:42AM
Now u gonna end up in jail
No b smal jail oooo
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Vectorcy at 16-03-2016 12:04PM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: Francis Uchenna on 16-03-2016 11:42AM
Now u gonna end up in jail
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Vectorcy at 16-03-2016 12:04PM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: Francis Uchenna on 16-03-2016 11:42AM
Now u gonna end up in jail
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gogoman at 16-03-2016 12:05PM (4 years ago)
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TIME UP!!
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emma4love3 at 16-03-2016 02:21PM (4 years ago)
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good for him time don reach
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Eazyatumeyi at 16-03-2016 02:54PM (4 years ago)
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its normal
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slimmygal at 16-03-2016 04:51PM (4 years ago)
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how much is #309,000 that wants to help ur life, foolish being.
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schmit at 16-03-2016 06:06PM (4 years ago)
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Shebi  Dem say bankers dey earn,,,, 100k upwards?
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ficull at 16-03-2016 06:30PM (4 years ago)
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one down... many more to go
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samdove28 at 16-03-2016 11:19PM (4 years ago)
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 I REALLY PITY YOU.... THUS YOU HAVE REASON FOR SPENDING THAT MONEX, BUT ITS NOT FOR YOU NW.
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zezprincess at 16-03-2016 11:52PM (4 years ago)
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Chaaii,but you took the wrong step,oya see where I land you.
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kp45 at 17-03-2016 12:40AM (4 years ago)
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Its time
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ujmaria at 17-03-2016 07:00AM (4 years ago)
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Good for you, u no wise
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BournIdentity at 17-03-2016 02:05PM (4 years ago)
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I saw
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imaria at 17-03-2016 04:11PM (4 years ago)
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Money money money how many times do I call you money be careful with the way you are dealing with people of the world
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