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Court okays ex-Unity Bank staff dismissal over N306.2m fraud

CJN: 'If you want peace, don't go to courts

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, yesterday affirmed the dismissal of one Rabi Ibrahim from Unity Bank Plc, following her involvement in a N306.2 million fraud.

Ibrahim was dismissed on grounds of negligence, when it was discovered that she used her password to approve unauthorised transactions from accounts belonging to three different organisations without the consent of the account holders.

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Justice Rakiya Haastrup, said the claimant challenged her summary dismissal as unlawful on the grounds that she was not accorded fair hearing.

Haastrup said the claimant also averred that she was arrested, detained for five days, prosecuted for criminal conspiracy, forgery, theft and negligent conduct.

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The judge said the evidence before the court, however, proved that the terms and conditions of employment of the claimant as contained in the Employee Handbook, governed her appointment.

She added that the claimant admitted that she logged into her colleague’s laptop, using her password to carry out transaction alert for customers.

The judge also said that evidence before the court was contrary to the claimant’s assertion that she was not accorded fair hearing before her dismissal.(NAN)

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