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Polaris Bank Staff Steals N22 Million

Polaris Bank (formerly Skye Bank) staff, Babatunde Keshinro has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an Ikeja Special Offences Court for allegedly stealing N12.6 million belonging to a customer.

The EFCC charged Keshinro with nine counts bordering on theft, forgery and fraudulent use of the account.

The EFCC Counsel, Mrs Bilikisu Buhari, said; “Keshinro stole funds belonging to one Alhaji Ganiyu Oseni, whose account he managed.”

“The defendant knowingly forged Baritos Nigeria Ltd’s document titled “Part Termination of Fixed Deposit – 1770522625 dated Dec. 12, 2016, and purported to have been signed and issued by Oseni.”

“Sometime in August 2018, Keshinro forged a Skye bank cheque number 47423262 dated Aug. 16, 2018 in the sum of N340,000 which was purportedly signed and issued by Oseni.”

“In May 2017, he forged a Skye bank cheque with number 35744848 dated May 22, 2017 for the sum of N303,000 also purportedly issued by Oseni.”

“Another Skye bank cheque with number 35744834 in the sum of N971,000 also purportedly issued by the complainant.”

“The defendant also forged three more Skye bank cheques which he fraudulently claimed were signed by Oseni.”

“On June 2018 Keshinro forged a cheque 47423247 dated June 12, 2018, for the sum of N410,000.”

“In April 2018 he allegedly a cheque with number 47423248 dated April 20, 2018 in the sum of N225,000.”

“Keshinro on July 2018 also allegedly forged a cheque with number 47423256 dated July 20, 2018 in the sum of N370,000.”

“On Dec. 14, 2016 while being in the employment of Polaris Bank Plc, forged account number 1770522625 which was in the possession of his employer by making a debit of N10 million in favour of Hillcrest Solicitors.”

“The debit was purported to have been ordered by Baristos Nigeria Ltd.”

“The offence contravened the provisions of sections 287, 365, 337 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2015.”

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