By IFEOMA IKEM
For forging a bank customer’s signature and fraudulently try to withdraw N1.5m from his Eco Bank Plc, Isolo branch, has led to the arrest of the suspect, Lanre Ogunjobi.
The suspect was said to have allegedly forged the owner of the account’s documents, went to Eco Bank Isolo branch to withdraw from one Mr Ogunfowokan Adeleke’s account.
National Daily gathered that the suspect was unlucky as the Bank management was said to have known the account owner very well. They immediately put a call to him to confirm if he actually asked anyone to withdraw from his account.
To their rude shock, the bank management discovered that Ogunjobi faked Adeleke signature to defraud him to the sum of N1.5m.
He was handed over to the police where he confessed that he forge Adeleke’s signature. He was subsequently charged to court for impersonation, conduct likely to cause breach of public peace and attempts to defraud Adeleke and the bank.
Appearing in the court, the suspect was arraigned at Isolo Magistrate’s court and pleaded not guilty. Mrs A.K. Shonubi, the Presiding Magistrate, granted Ogunjobi bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody pending when he would perfect his bail condition and the case was adjourned till 5 November 2016.