A banker, Kolapo Oduwole has been arraigned before Justice Musa Danladi of the Katsina State High Court by the Kano Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC). Oduwole is facing a six count charge of forgery and fraud in the sum of N80million.
It was alledged that Oduwole who is a staff of Union bank forged the signatures of the Relationship Manager of the bank on three fixed deposits certificates and presented same to some customers and subsequently got the customers to fix their money in fixed deposit accounts controlled only by him.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the six-count charge. Also, his persecution counsel, Aisha Thar Habib asked the court for a trail date and the defendant be remanded in the custody of the EFCC since he is still under investigation.
Defence counsel, M.M Rimaye, did not object to the prosecution’s application.
The matter was adjourned by Justice Danladi till October 12, 2020 for commencement of trial and remanded the accused person in the custody of EFCC.