Ex-Banker Arrested on Wedding Day over N1m Theft

A 37-year-old ex-marketing officer of Addosser Micro-Finance Bank Plc, Aliu Mustapha, on Thursday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged N1million theft.

Mustapha of No. 8, Oremeji St., Lagos, arrested on his wedding day, is facing trial on a charge of stealing proffered against him by the police.

According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Samuel Mishozunnu, the defendant committed the alleged offence between May and June 2017, during working hours, at No. 32, Lewis St., Lagos Island.

Mishozunnu said that the defendant collected the N1million from a customer of the micro-finance bank but refused to remit it to the bank, Daily Trust writes.

“One of the customer’s gave the defendant N840, 000 and another customer gave him N160, 000, but the accused absconded with the money.

“Mustapha was arrested on Aug. 11, during his wedding after the police got information that he was getting married.

“The police waited for him to exchange his marriage vows after which he was apprehended and charged,” Mishozunnu said.

The case was adjourned until Sept.11 for trial after the magistrate, Mr Y.O. Aro-Lambo, granted a N200, 000 bail to the defendant with two sureties in like sum.

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