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Unity Bank accountant pleads not guilty to N30m fraud charge

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Remilekun Momoh, an accountant with Unity Bank, Abuja, who was arraigned before Justice Bello Kawu of the FCT High Court, Kubwa on a 15-count-charge, bordering on forgery and fraud, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned a 41-year-old banker in Abuja for allegedly forging the signatures of a bank customer with the intention to defraud him of over N30 million.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria reports, the defendant had earlier been arraigned in November 2016 over alleged fraud of N14 million.

The EFCC alleged that while at her duty post between May 2014 and May 2015, the defendant fraudulently forged the signatures of one Garba Mamu, who was a customer of Unity Bank.

The defendant allegedly transferred, in bits, over N30 million through a forged letter of transfer of funds into several designated accounts in other banks.

Counsel to the defendant, Lawrence Alabi, applied to the court for the defendant to continue on her initial bail terms.

Justice Kawu, while granting the request after the prosecuting counsel did not object, adjourned the matter until March 15, for continuation of hearing. He also ordered that all the previous witnesses in the matter be recalled on the next adjourned date.


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