Fraud: Ex-Banker, Wife, Mother-in-Law Gets 60 Years Jail Term

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of a former bank cashier, Ebenezer Adeolu Alonge, alongside his wife, Isakunle Olamide Oyinlola, and his mother-in-law, Isakunle Eunice Moradeke for stealing depositors’ funds.

 

The trio were on Friday convicted and sentenced to 60 years imprisonment by Justice Adekanye Ogunmoye of Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti on a 12-count charge of conspiracy and stealing brought against them by the Ibadan Zonal office of the EFCC.

 

Justice Ogunmoye, in his judgment, ruled that the prosecution team led by Abdulrasheed Lanre Suleiman proved their case beyond reasonable doubt and that the convicts had failed to extricate themselves from the self-evidenced proofs before the court.

 

The EFCC, in a statement by its Head, Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said the journey to the dock started when the illicit activities of Ebenezer got exposed through a petition to the anti-graft agency from one of the new generation banks alleging that one of her staff by name Ebenezer Adeolu Alonge was involved in fraudulent activities.

 

It was alleged that sometime in February 2018 the bank received a complaint concerning the financial impropriety of the sum of N62, 400.00 in respect of a customer’s account.

 

According to the petitioner, on February 15, 2017, a customer lodged the said sum into her account but the transaction could not be traced in the customer’s account even after the customer presented a copy of the slip signed by Alonge.

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