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Two Ex-Bankers Arrested For Stealing Dead Customer’s N4.1m By EFCC

Union Bank

The operatives of the Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested two former staff of Union Bank for allegedly stealing N4,199,500.00 belonging to a deceased customer.

According to a statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the commission, Mr. Dele Oyewale, the suspects, Idah Ogoh and Agbo Okwute were arrested on Friday in Makurdi, Benue State.

The statement said their arrest followed a petition against them by the bank on fraudulent debits on a deceased customer’s account.

The deceased customer was Emmanuel Azer Agenna.

The statement reads: “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. “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.

“Based on their complaints, Union Bank carried out an internal investigation and its findings revealed that a debit card was procured on the deceased’s customer account on May 10, 2023 by Ifah Ogoh, one of the bank’s Sales and Service Associates which was authorised by the bank on the same date

“Further findings by the bank showed that the procured card by Ogoh was handed over to another Sales and Service Associates, Agbo Omwute 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.”

Packaged by Emmanuel Okafor

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