UBA Teller Officer Docked Over N1.1m Theft

UBA-logoA teller officer with United Bank of Africa, UBA, Plc, Toheeb Adelabu, was on Tuesday, charged before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, on the alleged theft of N1.1 million.

The 30 years old accused person, attached to the Iponrin Branch of UBA, is facing a count charge bordering on stealing.

The charge against the accused reads: “that you Toheeb Adelabu, sometimes between January and February 2016, between 06.00 and 16.00 hours, at UBA Plc, Iponrin Cash Office in the Lagos magisterial district, did steal the sum of one million, one hundred and thirty thousand, nine hundred and ninety Naira (N1,130,990.00), property of United Bank of Africa, UBA, Plc, and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 285(7), of the Criminal laws of Lagos state, 2011.”

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At the accused person’s arraignment, the Prosecutor, Sergeant Maria Dauda, informed the court that the accused committed the offence between the month of January and February at UBA Plc branch at Iponri cash office.

Dauda said that the accused, who was a teller officer as at the time he committed the offence, collected the sum of N1.130,990, from various customers of the bank under the guise of depositing it into their account but instead converted it into his personal use.

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The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Sections 285 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

Upon the pleasure of accused person, the presiding Magistrate, Miss K.O. Ariyo, granted the accused N250,000 bail with two responsible sureties in like sum,while adjourned the case till May 16 for mention.

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