Justice Mojisola Dada of Special Offences Court, Lagos has ordered the remand of former employee of Coronation Merchant Bank, Nsa Ayi in prison custody for allegedly debiting customers account in the sum of N733,906, 951.09 .
Justice Dada ordered Ayi’s remand in Ikoyi prison following his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Counsel to EFCC, Nnemeka Omewa told the court that the defendant on various dates from January 2014 to January 2017 fraudulently debit people’s’ account using instruction purported to be issued by them. He prayed the court to take the plea of the defendant.
Ayi was arraigned on 10 count charge and pleaded not guilty to all the count. The court however ordered his remand in prison custody.
The anti-graft commission also alleged that defendant falsified account no 2990001176 belonging to Ogunjemo E Mascot and debted it with N2,029,394. And one Ndubueze Caroline Obie’ s account with the sum of N8,169,000.00 purported to have been issued by the owners of the account.
Ayi also allegedly debited same account to the tune of N172,076,712.33 using an instruction which he purported to have been issued by same company.
Part of the charge against the defendant reads.: ” NSA Ayi on or about 3rd day of June, 2015 being an employee of Coronation Merchant Bank in Lagos within the Ikeja judicial division with intent to defraud falsified account no 2990000186 belonging to Nkoyo Theresa Nkposong in the possession of your employer by debiting the said account to the tune of N1,434,759.77 using an instruction which you purported to have been issued by the said Nkoyo Theresa Nkposong.