How banker allegedly forged customer’s signature, stole N1.6m


A 43-year-old banker, Emmanuel Isah, who allegedly forged a customer’s signature and stole his N1.6 million, on Friday, appeared before a Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court in the FCT.

Isah is facing a two-count charge of forgery and theft.

The accused, staff member of E-Barc’s Microfinance Bank, Utako, Abuja, allegedly forged the signature of the complainant, Mr Godwin Ede, on December 28, 2017, to commit the offences.

According to Police Prosecutor, Joshua Ayanna, the man withdrew N1.6 million belonging to the bank’s customer and converted the money to his own.

The offences contravened Sections 287 and 364 of the Penal Code.

Isah, however, pleaded innocence of the offences.

Ruling on the oral bail application of the accused, Magistrate Raphael Egbe granted him bail in the sum of N500, 000 with a surety in like sum.

Further hearing in the case has been fixed for March 28.


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