Union Bank officials in EFCC custody for N4.1m fraud – The Witness Nigeria

Union Bank officials in EFCC custody for N4.1m fraud - The Witness Nigeria

The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested two former staff of Union Bank for allegedly stealing the sum of N4,199,500 belonging to a deceased customer of the bank.

The suspects, Idah Ogoh, and Agbo Okwute, were arrested on Friday, June 21, 2024, in Makurdi, Benue State.

The EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, in a statement on Saturday, June 22, 2024, said the suspects’ arrest followed a petition against them by Union Bank on fraudulent debits on a deceased customer, Emmanuel Azer Agenna’s account.

Oyewale said: “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, 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, by Ifah Ogoh, one of the bank’s Sales and Service Associates which was authorised by the bank on the same date.”

The EFCC spokesperson noted that 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.

He stated that several withdrawals were allegedly made by the suspects through the accomplice

Oyewale added that the suspects would be arraigned as soon as investigations are concluded.

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