Disquiet, As Guarantor To Fleeing First Bank Staff Is Remanded In Prison Over Disappearance Of Employee With Bank’s Money
There appears to be Disquiet in the financial sector as First bank Staff’s Guarantor, Sunday Mowobi, is remanded in prison custody over alleged swindling of millions of naira and disappearance of the bank’s employee Babatunde Anthony Banniya, who he suretied.
The First bank PLC Staff was said to have melted into the tin and bolted away with millions of naira apparently belonging to the bank’s Marina Branch, Lagos State .
Unable to trace it’s fleeing staff coupled with the distrust burden on the bank’s integrity, the management of the bank decided to move against the fleeing staff guarantor, Mowobi Sunday, over falsely guaranteeing the run away staff integrity before he was employed .
The 47-year old guarantor, was arrested and arraigned in Court for allegedly acknowledging the deed of recognizance for the fleeing staff Anthony, which had enabled him to secure job with the bank.
Police account of the incident has it that Anthony had applied to secure a job with the bank, went for interview and was employed.
But before then, Anthony was asked to provide someone who will sign as his guarantor before he would resume work and he brought Sunday.
According to the police authority, after he was employed, Anthony bolted away with the bank’s money and went into hiding.
After the matter was incidented with the Police, Sunday the Guarantor was summoned and asked to produce the fleeing staff in view of the deed of recognizance he had signed.
Unfortunately he was said to have told the Police that he does not know much about Anthony before he stood as his Guarantor.
Having concluded with the interrogation and investigation, the Police found him culpable and subsequently arraigned him before the Ogba Magistrates Court for conduct likely to cause breach of public peace with regards to acknowledging false liability on Anthony under the Criminal Law of Lagos State.
The Guarantor pleaded not guilty hence the prosecutor, DSP Kehinde Ajayi, moved a motion asking the Court to give a date for hearing to enable the Police prove their case .
He was granted bail by the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. E. Kubenije, in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum, who must show evidence of means of livelihood.
The matter was adjourned till 16th May, 2023, for mention while the Guarantor was remanded in custody at the Correctional Centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, until his bail conditions are met .