A 34-year-old banker, identified as Ramon Rilwon-Olayiwola, appeared before a magistrate’s court in Lagos on Thursday for the theft of 11 million naira from Access Bank customers’ accounts.
The Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Edet Okoi, informed the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence at his place of work, the head office of Access Bank in Ikeja, Lagos, on July 22, 2019, at around 7.20 pm.
Rilwon-Olayiwola, the defendant, who was said to be facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing filed against him by his former employers, was working at the Contact Centre Executive Unit of Access Bank Plc and was said to have used his position to fraudulently access the account details of customers before withdrawing a total of 11 million naira.
“The defendant conspired with some other employees to change some customers’ details on the system and made unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts without the customers’ consent,” the prosecuting counsel stated.
“During an internal investigation, which the bank carried out, the CCTV footage showed that it was only the defendant that used the system for accessing customers’ details on the said date.”
To all the charges, Rilwon-Olayiwola pleaded not guilty. Therefore, the Chief Magistrate, Tajudeen Elias, granted the defendant N5 million bail with two sureties in like sum whilst adjourning the case until September 29, for further hearing.