Two Top First Bank Staff Arrested For Falsifying Customers Account


Justice G. Lawal of Osun State High Court sitting at Ila-Orangun has fixed September 21, 2023 for the arraignment of two officers of First Bank Plc, Kehinde David Oludare and Awolola Olalekan Ayodeji over alleged fraud and falsifying an account belonging to an immigration officer, Mr Badiru Adeyemi Oluwafemi.

The two bankers, Kehinde and Awolola, working with the Inisha Branch of the First Bank Plc were said to be the Business Manager and Account Officer of Badiru Oluwafemi at the time they committed the alleged offence sometime in 2015.

The eventual commencement of prosecution of the suspects before Justice Lawal was after it suffered series of long adjournments, having been earlier assigned for trial at various times before four different Judges in Okuku division of the court

When the case was mentioned on Tuesday, the two defendants were absent in Court, but their counsel, Mr Olamide Olabode, told the court that Ayodeji traveled to Imo State, hence his inability to appear before the court.

The State counsel, Mr Biodun Badiora expressed worry on the delay suffered by the case and urged the court to expedite actions on the matter.

Consequently, the judge adjourned the matter till September 21, 2023 for arraignment and trial.

The charge preferred against the two employees of First Bank were filed in 2015. It contains a five-count charge of stealing, keeping of fraudulent account, falsifying books of account and fraudulent false accounting.

The offences were said to be contrary to Sections 435 (b), 438 (b) and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Law, Cap 3 Laws of Osun State 2002.

The prosecution alleged that the two defendants paid the sum of N1 million, into the victim’s account domiciled at First Bank Plc without soliciting for it.

It was also alleged that the two defendants with intent to defraud the victim made or were privy to making false entry into the victim’s account when without authority created a loan account number 3896210013660 in the name of Badiru Adeyemi Oluwafemi, purporting to show that he took the loan on the said account.