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  • First Bank cashier bags 4-year jail term for N9.3m theft

  • A bank cashier, David Anibolu, was on Wednesday jailed for 4-years by an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Anibolu, was jailed for stealing N9, 308,000 from a customer’s First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) Plc account. .

    Befre the sentence was delivered, convict’s counsel Philips Onyama made an allocutus for his client and pleaded for a sentence of a fine, or a lenient jail term.

    “He’s a first time offender; he has no father, only a sick mother who relies on him to survive. He has been in custody since March 24, 2014 and has suffered emotional and physical torture. He is also now more sober and refined,” Onyama added. .
    Pronouncing judgment, Chief Magistrate Awogboro sentenced Anibolu to four years in prison. Anibolu, 26, committed the offences on March 22, 2014, at FBN Alaba 2 branch in Ojo. .

    Anibolu, is said to have changed a customer’s identity and mandate card enabling him debit the said account of the sum N9 million and transferred it into various accounts. 
    Solomon Akhanolu, a forensic auditor in the bank, successfully linked  the fraud to Anibolu through the password he used to change the customer’s identity and mandate card.

    According to Anibolu’s confessional statement, his accomplices, promised him N4m as his share of the fraud, but they disappeared with the money and gave him nothing. They are stil at large.

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