2Million Dollars Fraud At Zenith Bank Ajose Adeogun -Ajose Adeogun street, V.I

Published On: November 9, 2013, 8:53 am (7 years ago)
Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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Three employees of Zenith Bank Plc national headquarters, Ajose Adeogun street, Victoria Island, Lagos State, have been arrested by the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Ikeja, Lagos for their alleged involvement in a $2m fraud.

Police sources told PUNCH Metro that a senior official of the bank, Ms. Olubukola Oritogun, and two others allegedly defrauded unsuspecting customers of the said sum. A fourth yet-to-be identifed person is said to be on the run.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Oritogun and her accomplices were allegedly in the habit of informing wealthy customers who wanted to buy dollars that there was a dollar account in the bank that they could purchase them from.

The source, who requested anonymity said, “Oritogun would inform some persons that if they wanted to buy dollars, it was available in the bank. She would make the account details available to the customer. Unknown to the victim, the dollar account is owned by another customer of the bank.

“The victim would then ask his own contact in the bank to check the account. Once it has been confirmed that the account indeed has a certain amount of dollars, the victim would then transfer the naira equivalent of what he wanted to buy to Oritogun in exchange for the dollars.”
She was said to have defrauded several persons in that manner until a complaint was lodged at SARS.
PUNCH Metro gathered that on the day of Oritogun’s arrest, she had already booked a flight to the United States and was preparing to flee the country.

It was learnt that the police had recovered N166m of the stolen funds.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations officer, DSP Ngozi Braide, said she would call our correspondent back whe she was contacted.

The bank’s spokesperson, Mr. Victor Adoji, when contacted, said, “We actually detected the fraud first. We subsequently made a report to the Special Fraud Unit and they have started investigation. Some of our employees were arrested in connection with the case.

“As of now, we have feedback as regards the current state of investigation.

Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 08:53 AM | Gistmaniac
God help us all, 9ja is in big mess. Who do we trust na?
Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 09:01 AM | Newbie
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The power of the dollar continues to turn the minds of Nigerians!
Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 09:27 AM | Gistmaniac
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ok..man on the run..
Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 09:30 AM | Addicted Hero
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Thief in their blood
Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 10:16 AM | Addicted Hero
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9ja i dey hail o
Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 10:22 AM | Gistmaniac
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no place is safe in Naija....we are not safe in the hands of govt official and public office holders...we are not safe in the hands of politicians...we are not safe in hands of religious leaders and native doctors....we are not even safe in the hands of the bankers.....I tire for Nigeria ur country

Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 10:30 AM | Hero
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 Undecided Undecided Undecided  
Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 10:31 AM | Gistmaniac
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Fraud and embezzlement everywhere !!
Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 11:07 AM | Hero
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 Shocked wonders shall Neva end
Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 11:10 AM | Upcoming
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Everything about Nigeria is all about fraud..last time u.s congress man mention something of that nature, and so many people got mad..thats true. fraudlent and useless country.
Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 11:35 AM | Newbie
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Criminal
Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 01:51 PM | Gistmaniac
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Kk#

Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 02:31 PM | Gistmaniac
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see you guyz later
Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 03:04 PM | Hero
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9ja for money,,, what are you going to do with it, buy car, wear versace, buy home, eat hamburger, eat cow and then WHAT??
Please, simplify your life,,,GOD is watching, GOD told us the ultimate goal is to dine and wine with Him in eternal life,,,
you people don't wanna hear,,, you people choose to enjoy Dolce & Gabana clothing instead,
you people choose to enjoy 4x4 car instead,,, Anyway, na your life...
Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 05:46 PM | Gistmaniac
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zoe61 zoe61 (f)
9ja una too much fraud every were
Posted: (7 years ago) on 9-11-2013 11:24 PM | Hero
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 No wahala
Posted: (7 years ago) on 10-11-2013 02:12 AM | Gistmaniac
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humm no be small tin oo  Shocked Shocked
Posted: (7 years ago) on 10-11-2013 03:25 AM | Addicted Hero
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Na so
Posted: (7 years ago) on 10-11-2013 05:35 AM | Hero
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who do we trust with our money then  Huh?
Posted: (7 years ago) on 10-11-2013 09:18 AM | Hero
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