ABEOKUTA – An Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 49-year-old banker, Felix Nwadishi, in prison custody over alleged theft of N7 million.
The accused, a cash officer with Stanbic IBTC Bank, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft of the bank’s money.
Nwadishi, however, pleaded not guilty.
According to the prosecutor, ASP Banji Sangotokun, the accused committed the offences on Dec. 25, 2013 at the branch of the bank at Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
He said the accused, who was in charge of cash transportation, conspired with the bullion van driver to steal the money.
Sangotokun said:“Nwadishi conspired with the bullion van driver, who had been arraigned in January, to steal N7 million.
“The accused absconded and was apprehended by the police in Osun.’’
He said the offences contravened Sections 390 (9) and 516 of the Criminal Law of Ogun, 2006.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Anthony Araba, adjourned the case to April 28 for further hearing. (NAN)