By Our Reporter
Access Bank Plc is in the news again. This time, not a palatable one, as Ramon Rilwon-Olayiwola, 34-year-old staff of the bank yesterday appeared at a Tinubu Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing N11 million from bank customers’ accounts.
He is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Edet Okoi told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 22, at about 7:20 pm, at Access Bank head office in Lagos.
He alleged that Ramon while working at the bank’s Contact Centre Executive Unit, used his position to fraudulently access customers’ details and withdrew money from their accounts..
Okoi alleged that the defendant withdrew N11 million from customers’ accounts.
“The defendant conspired with some other employees to change some customers’ details on the system and made unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts without the customers’ consent.
“During an internal investigation, which the bank carried out, the CCTV footage showed that it was only the defendant that used the system for accessing customers’ details on the said date,” he said.
Rilwon-Olayiwola pleaded not guilty.
Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias granted him N5 million bail with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until September 29.
Additional Report from The Nation