Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Lagos State High Court on Thursday
sentenced a banker, Olawale Garuba, to 39 years imprisonment for
stealing from the dead.
The convict was arraigned alongside six others in July 2015 for
conspiring among themselves to steal over N30, 000,000 from the bank
account a deceased customer of a bank where the convict works.
The fraud was uncovered by the bank when they discovered that some of
their staff, including the convict, had connived with proxies to steal
from a dormant account of one of the bank's customers.
Upon the discovery of the fraud, the bank apprehended the staff and
handed them over to EFCC for investigation and prosecution.