Bank Manager Arraigned For N200 Million Fraud

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Nenesis finally caught up with the fraudulent bank manager as the EFCC arraigned him, Tajudeen Yusuf, 35, before Justice A. L. Allagoa of the Federal High Court, Jos on a five count charge bordering on theft, forgery and obtaining money by false pretence. TajudeenYusuf , who until March 2013, was the Business Development Manager of Skye bank, Jos branch.

Tajudeen Yusuf, a former Business Development Manager of Skye Bank, Jos Branch is alleged to have at different times collected the sum of N200 million from one Alhaji Usman Tetengi, a customer of the bank for deposit in his account.

Rather than pay the said amount into the customer account, the rogue bank manager allegedly diverted the money for personal use while issuing fake deposit slips under the pretense that the account of the customer has been credit. The Efcc charges are as follows:

Count One: “That you Tajudeen Yusuf sometimes between the year 2010 and 2013 in Jos, Plateau state within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained  the sum of two hundred million naira (N200, 000, 000.00) only under false pretense from one Alhaji Usman Tetengi to be placed as fixed deposit in the bank to yield profit and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1 (1) and punishable under section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related offences Act of 2006.”

Count two: “That you Tajudeen Yusuf had sometimeFebruary, 2011, in Jos, Plateau State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did make a falsify a Deposit Confirmation Advice with intent to be used and acted upon as genuine, thereby committed an offence contrary to section 465 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and punishable under section 467 of the same Act.”

Count Three: “That you Tajudeen Yusuf had sometimeinbetween August, 2012 and 1st November, 2012 in Jos, Plateau State, within the jurisdiction of this HonourableCourt, did knowingly and fraudulently presented a false document to wit: a Deposit Confirmation Advice with intent that it be acted upon as genuine, thereby committed an offence contrary to section 468 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and punishable under section 467 of the same Act.”

Count four: “That you Tajudeen Yusuf had sometime February, 2011, in Jos, Plateau State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did make a false document to wit: National Drivers Licence in the name of Alhaji Usman Tetengi purportedly issued on the 17thFebruary, 2011, with intent to be used and acted upon as genuine, thereby committed an offence contrary to section 465 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and punishable under section 467 of the same Act.”

Count five: “That you Tajudeen Yusuf had sometime between 2011 and 2013 in Jos, Plateau State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did knowingly and fraudulently presented a false document to wit: National Drivers Licence in the name of Alhaji Usman Tetengipurportedly issued on the 17th February, 2011, with intent to be used and acted upon as genuine, thereby committed an offence contrary to section 465 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and punishable under section 467 of the same Act.”

Upon arraignment the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and the Judge ordered him to be remanded in prison custody. The case has been adjourned to Friday 21stNov, 2014 for further hearing.