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EFCC arrest ex-bankers for N4.2m fraud

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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EFCC arrest ex-bankers for N4.2m fraud

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

The commission 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 said the suspects were discovered when the deceased’s family members approached the bank to claim the balance in the deceased’s account.

He said, “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 discovered that the balance in the account was lower than what was meant to be in the account. “The family disputed the balance given to them by the bank and subsequently sent a complaint to the bank regarding unauthorised debits on the account.

“Further findings by the bank showed that the procured card by Ogoh was handed over to another Sales and Service Associate, Agbo Okwute, who eventually delivered the card to an accomplice for transfer 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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