The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, November 4, 2016 arraigned one Oluwatoyin Jinadu, a former banker with First City Monument Bank, FCMB, before Justice Sylvanus Oriji of the FCT High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja on a 20-count charge bordering on theft and forgery to the tune of N52 million.
As account officer to Dr. D. K. Okoye in the Wuse 2 Branch of the bank, the accused allegedly transferred N52 million from Okoye’s account without his knowledge or consent, into accounts in Zenith Bank, GTBank, and Union Bank.
These transfers were alleged to have been done through forged transfer instructions.
Jinadu was first arraigned before Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the FCT High Court on July 12, 2012, but the case had dragged following several frivolous applications and interlocutory appeals up to the Supreme Court, including a petition alleging bias against the presiding Judge – a situation that led to the withdrawal of the trial judge.
After much deliberations, the case was adjourned to December 5, 2016, and January 17 – 18 2017 for trial. Prior to the adjournment, the accused as granted bail in the sum of N8million with two sureties in like sum.