A former staff of First Bank PLC has been jailed for 98 years over alleged theft of N49million and an additional $368,203.00 belonging to the bank in Oyo state.
The woman, identified as Oreoluwa Adesakin was arraigned at the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 14-count charges. The charges bordered on forgery, stealing, forgery and fradulent accounting, the anti-graft agency reports.
One of the charges reads,
“That you Oreoluwa Adesakin sometime between the months of May 2013 and November 2013, at Ibadan within the Ibadan Judicial Division, whilst being a staff of First Bank PLC stole the sum of N25,974,116.13 from First Bank PLC MoneyGram Payment Naira Account, the property of First bank PLC.”
She pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
EFCC counsel, Usman Murtala, presented all the vital documents and witnesses before the court as evidence against the convict.
The presiding judge noted that the EFCC had a lot of undisputable evidence against the convict and pronounced Adesakin guilty of all the charges.
She was sentenced to seven years in prison for each of the 14 charges without the option of bail, which will run concurrently. Thus, making it 98 years in prison.
Apart from the jail term, the convict is also to restitute all the money she stole to First Bank, through the EFCC.