EFCC arrests ex-bankers for N4.2m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two former Union Bank staff for embezzling N4.2 million from a deceased buyer’s account.

The fee apprehended the ex-employees, Idah Ogoh and Agbo Okwute, on Friday in Makurdi, Benue State.

The spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, disclosed this on Saturday in Abuja.

Oyewale the suspects had been found when the deceased’s relations approached the financial institution to assert the steadiness within the deceased’s account.

He stated, “Their arrest followed a petition against them by the bank on fraudulent debits on a deceased customer, Emmanuel Azer Agenna’s account. Their dealings were uncovered when the family of the deceased approached the bank for the balance on the account of the deceased for probate processing.”

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It was found that the steadiness within the account was decrease than what was meant to be within the account.

“The household disputed the steadiness given to them by the financial institution and subsequently despatched a criticism to the financial institution concerning unauthorised debits on the account.

“Further findings by the financial institution confirmed that the procured card by Ogoh was handed over to a different Sales and Service Associate, Agbo Okwute, who ultimately delivered the cardboard to an confederate for switch and withdrawal of funds from the account of the deceased.

“Several withdrawals were allegedly made by the suspects through the accomplice. The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” he added.

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