Ojo Oladimeji, an auditor with the United Bank for Africa, alleges that N752million belonging to Flour Mills Nigeria Limited was stolen through 20 different bank accounts between June 24 and July 3, 2019.
Oladimeji stated this while narrating to the Federal High Court in Lagos how the bank’s server was hacked in the case against an alleged internet fraudster.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting Ola Lawal (aka Lawal Roland) for allegedly hacking into the server of UBA. He is standing trial alongside his company, DCAN Oil and Gas Limited.
According to Oladimeji, the UBA auditor, N46million out of the N752million was transferred into Lawal’s account with Union Bank.
“We discovered that the sum of N752m had been fraudulently transferred from one of our customers’ account, Flour Mills Nigeria Limited, to 20 different accounts, which the defendant’s company’s account was a beneficiary.”
“Flour Mills’ account was hacked between June 24 and July 3, 2019, and the total sum of N752m was fraudulently transferred.
“The defendant’s account in Union Bank Plc received N46m on July 3. We then wrote a letter to our lawyer, Akin Adesomoju, to assist us with a petition to the EFCC to assist in investigation, recovery, arrest and prosecution of the culprits. That was how the defendant was arrested and charged to court after the EFCC investigation,” Oladimeji said
The accused, who however pleaded not guilty to the charges, was granted bail by Justice Chuka Obiozor in the sum of N50million with a surety in like sum.
The judge adjourned the case till December 12, 2019.
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