Female Cashier Docked over N4m Fraud in Kwara

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Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

A female cashier of the 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 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 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 also said to have confessed during interrogation at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Ilorin, to have committed the offence, had also agreed to pay back at installment.

THISDAY further 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 offence.

According to police First Information Report (FIR), “That Mrs. Abolarin was posted to Isanlu-Isin branch as 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 investigation at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, she made a confessional statement agreeing to have committed the offence.

”The accused, before her arrest and subsequent transfer to the state police headquarters in Ilorin, was said to have escaped to Lagos State.”

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