Banker Allegedly Steals N25,000 From Customers in Lagos

Friday Yahaya who also goes by the name Peter Arikhan, A
staff of the Fidelity Bank, has been arraigned before the
Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, by the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for allegedly stealing
the sum of N25, 350,000,from depositor’s account while
working in the bank.
The prosecuting lawyer told Justice Lawal Akapo that
Yayaha, over a period of 10 months, targeted and stole
from different depositors and from one unlucky victim, he
stole the sum of N21,710,000.

The accused was arraigned on a 16-count charge bordering
on stealing, impersonation and forgery.
The EFCC head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren,
said:
“Yahaya, a former marketing ‘staff’ of Fidelity Bank,
Balogun Business Association branch, Trade Fair
Complex, Lagos, allegedly defrauded nine customers of
the bank through diversion of their deposits into his
personal account with the bank.
Friday Yahaya (Peter Arikhan) sometime between the
months of February and November 2013, at Lagos within
the Ikeja Judicial Division, whilst being a staff of Fidelity
Bank Plc, stole the sum of N21,710,000 from account
number 6050729408 maintained by Ifeanyi Okoye,
property of Fidelity Bank Plc.”
Yahaya however pleaded not guilty to the charges and
Justice Akapo adjourned the matter till March 11 for
hearing of defence bail application and ordered the accused
to be Yahaya remanded in Ikoyi Prison.

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