An ex-banker, Ebenezer Alonge, collectively along with his spouse, Olamide Oyinlola, and his mother-in-law, Isakunle Eunice, have been convicted and sentenced to cumulative 60-year jail time period on the Ekiti State Excessive Courtroom, Ado Ekiti.
The trio, earlier than Justice Adekanye Ogunmoye, have been convicted of 12 counts of conspiracy and financial institution fraud introduced in opposition to them by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, Ibadan Zone.
This was contained in an announcement by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, on Friday, the place it was revealed that the trio conspired to steal depositors’ fund to the tune of N21m.
“It was alleged that someday in February 2018, the financial institution acquired a criticism regarding the monetary impropriety of the sum of N62,400.00 in respect of a buyer’s account,” the assertion revealed.
It continued, “Based on the petitioner, on February 15, 2017, a buyer lodged the mentioned sum into her account however the transaction couldn’t be traced within the buyer’s account, even after the client offered a duplicate of the slip signed by Alonge.
“In the middle of the investigation, the mentioned transaction was allegedly traced to Ebenezer Alonge’s spouse’s account.
“Additional investigation, nonetheless, revealed that there was a turnover of over N21,000,000.00 (Twenty-One Million Naira) as a deposit from different clients in his spouse’s account.”
“Additionally, it was alleged that different sums have been traced to his mother-in-law’s account, who was additionally a beneficiary of the fraudulent act.”
Throughout judgment, the convicts have been discovered responsible on all 12 counts and sentenced to 5 years on every rely.
The cumulative 60-year jail phrases will, nonetheless, run concurrently.