A former banker with Fidelity Bank Plc, Friday Yahaya (alias Peter Arikhan) has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice Lawal Akapo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, for stealing depositors’ fund to the tune of N25, 350,000.00(Twenty-Five Million, Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only).
He was arraigned on a 16-count charge bordering on stealing; impersonation and forgery.
One of the charges reads:
“Friday Yahaya (Peter Arikhan) sometime between the months of February and November 2013, at Lagos within the Ikeja Judicial Division, whilst being a staff of Fidelity Bank Plc stole the sum of N21, 710, 000 (Twenty One Million Seven Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira) from account number 6050729408 maintained by Ifeanyi Okoye, property of Fidelity Bank Plc”.
When the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty.
Justice Akapo adjourned the matter till March 11, 2015 for hearing of defence’s bail application and ordered that the accused person be remanded in Ikoyi prison.