An ex-banker, and his wife were on Tuesday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office over alleged stealing of N2, 740,300.92 from Sterling Bank Plc.
The ex-banker, Akinwole Oluwaseun Dosunmu, alongside his wife, Motunrayo Olanike Dosunmu, were arraigned before Justice Ladiran Akintola of the Oyo state High Court, sitting in Ibadan.
EFCC stated that Akinwale was a staffer of the bank, while his wife was a customer and a beneficiary in the bank’s Third Party Acquirer Scheme, initiated by the bank as a marketing strategy through which relatives and friends of their marketing agents are awarded commission for bringing new customers.
Akinwole, also a marketer with the bank, was appointed to coordinate the scheme.
Arraigning the couple on a 16-count charge of stealing, EFCC stated that the offence is contrary to Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Laws CAP 38, Laws of Oyo state, 2000.
Count one of the charge reads: “That you, Akinwole Oluwaseun Dosunmu and Motunrayo Olanike Dosunmu between the months of July 2015 and April 2016 at Ibadan within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did commit an illegal act, to wit, stealing of the aggregate sum of N1,280,554.38 property of Sterling Bank Plc under the guise that the account of one Odediran Oluwafemi and An Nee was generated by Motunrayo Olanike Dosunmu and thereby committed an offense.”
The couple pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them as the EFCC counsel , Ifeanyi Agwu, applied for a date for trial.
The defence counsel, J. B. Olaoye, then informed the court that he had filed applications for bail on behalf of the accused persons.
Justice Akintola while adjourning hearing of the bail application till Friday, February 21, 2020, for hearing ordered that they be remanded in the Agodi, Ibadan custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service, pending the adjourned date.