June 22, 2024

EFCC nabs two ex-bankers over alleged theft of dead customer’s N4.2m



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two former staff of Union Bank in   Makurdi over the alleged stealing of N4,199,500 belonging to a deceased customer of the bank.

Its Spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, said this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

According to him, the suspects, Idah Ogoh and Agbo Okwute were arrested on Friday in Makurdi, Benue State.

“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.

“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,” he said.

According to him, based on their complaints, the 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.

He said that the debit card was procured 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 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 said.