Man, 41, docked over alleged bank teller theft, forgery

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By Ngozi Njoku

Lagos – A man, Rasheed Oyesanya, 41, was on Friday docked in an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, in Lagos for allegedly stealing an Access Bank teller and forging its number.
The accused was also alleged to have inscribed a N100, 000 payment on the forged teller which was not tendered to the bank.
Oyesanya, of Anibaba Street off Ikorodu Rd, Ketu, is facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy and forgery.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the accused committed the offences in Dec. 2017 in his residence.
Ihiehie, said the accused stole an Access Bank teller and forged a number, 37742631, and a N100, 000 payment on it, adding that it was not tendered to the bank.
“Oyesanya presented same teller to the complainant and his landlord, HRM Oba Steven Komolafe, as an evidence of part payment of his house rent.
“The complainant went to his bank when he didn’t receive any alert to confirm payment, only for the bank to find out that the teller wasn’t tendered and was false.
“Immediately the accused was arrested and handed over to the police,’’ he said.
Ihiehie said the offences contravened Sections 168 (d), 372(d), 377 (d), 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until March 6, for trial.

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