Female cashier dragged to court over N4m fraud in Kwara

Date: 2017-12-14

A cashier with Iludun-Oro Micro Finance Bank, Irepodun local government area of Kwara State, Mrs Dupe Abolarin, has been dragged before an Ilorin Magistrate Court for allegedly defrauding the bank of a sum of four million naira (N4 million).

The accused, a 47-year old married woman, who was dragged before the court after she was reported to the police by the management of the Micro Finance Bank, was a cashier at the Isanlu-Isin branch in the Isin local government area of the state.

In the case, file number MCIA/840C/2016, the accused who hails from Eruku, Ekiti local government area of the state, was accused of criminal breach of trust.

The accused, who was said to have confessed during interrogation at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Ilorin, to have committed the offense, had also agreed to pay back in installment.

It was gathered that the bank had lodged a complaint against the accused person, who is an employee of the bank, on December 1, 2016, and that the accused had confessed to the commission of the offense.

Police First Information Report (FIR), reads: "That the Mrs Abolarin was posted to Isanlu-Isin branch as an officer in charge of cash centre; that she defrauded the bank and customers to the tune of N4,089,267. After verification, it was discovered that there was no remittance of the said amount of money into the bank’s coffers which she acknowledged.

"That in the course of the investigation at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Ilorin, Kwara State capital she made a confessional statement agreeing to have committed the offense."

The accused, before her arrest and subsequent transfer to the Kwara State police headquarters in Ilorin, was said to have bolted away to Lagos State.

The case, which came up on Wednesday for mention before Magistrate I O Olawoyin, was adjourned to January 10, 2018, for hearing.

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