Nigerian Trader Arrested For Opening 25 Accounts With One Bank [PICTURED]

Date: 10-03-2014 5:25 am (7 years ago) | Author: franel
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«§» 10 March 2014

A 39-year-old trader, Okonkwo Nwachukwu, has been arrested by the Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi, after he was discovered to have opened 25 savings accounts with Zenith Bank, under different identities.

The SFU spokesperson, DSP Ngozi Isintume-Agu, said the SFU Commissioner of Police had received a petition from the bank on February 12, 2014.


Okonkwo Nwachukwu

“The petition alleged that Nwachukwu had appeared at the Amuwo Odofin branch of Zenith Bank to open a savings account and presented an already completed savings account opening package with the name, Obiozor Ifeanyi, and identified himself as such with a National Identity Card.

“While the Customer Service office was checking the documents, Nwachukwu allegedly went to the Marketing Unit and collected another savings account opening package and completed same with another name, Ogueji Nnamdi. He allegedly returned to the Customer Service Desk and presented same for account opening with another National Identity Card bearing Ogueji Nnamdi.”

The Customer Service Officer reportedly became suspicious with the unsuspecting Nwachukwu’s attempt to open another savings account within minutes with another identity. He then searched the bank’s system with Nwachukwu’s phone number and it was discovered that he already possessed about 25 savings accounts at various branches under different names.

The statement added, “It was further alleged that Nwachukwu also operated a corporate account with number 1012000129, belonging to Chukon Integrated Limited, and he also identified himself as Okonkwo Nwachukwu when he opened the said account.

“A native of Okija Ihiala LGA of Anambra State, Nwachukwu is into cargo business and owns an office at Block 4, Shop 169 A.P.T. Market Trade Fair, Lagos.”

Nwachukwu reportedly explained that the multiple accounts he opened was to enable him run his business successfully. He said he had N50,000 each in 15 different accounts, while the remaining ones had N20,000, N10,000 and N5,000 respectively.

He allegedly blamed the cashless policy of the CBN for his actions, saying that he was not permitted to withdraw a huge sum of money in one account and as such, he was advised to open multiple accounts to spread his money.

The police said the action was meant to defraud financial institutions and unsuspecting members of the public.

The suspect alleged that the National Identity Card and PHCN bills used in opening his multiple accounts were forged by one Pepper who is at large.

He also claimed that he had come back from China on January 27, 2014 and started the multiple account opening from February 5, to 7, 2014 when he was apprehended.

SFU Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zubairu Muazu, commended the management of Zenith Bank for their discovery and advised other banks to be at alert to such scammers “who work as a syndicate to defraud members of the public.

“Investigation is ongoing to unravel more about the suspect’s motive behind the multiple account opening,” Isintume-Agu added.


Posted: at 10-03-2014 05:25 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
- winace at 10-03-2014 06:13 AM (7 years ago)
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Hmmmmmmm why will he open 25 account wit one bank wen we have 25 solid banks in dis country. Now he is blaming his wit cashless policy. But if dufing d investigation he have a legitimaite business and he has not defraud anybody then shld advice him wat to do than open multiplr accounts.
Posted: at 10-03-2014 06:13 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickman2 at 10-03-2014 06:37 AM (7 years ago)
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he dey lie..me dickie smell rat from his story ..
Posted: at 10-03-2014 06:37 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- angesco at 10-03-2014 06:57 AM (7 years ago)
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Silly man.

He should have asked the politicians how they do it.

I am sure they would have suggested he use mutiple banks! Or better still - launder the money!
Posted: at 10-03-2014 06:57 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- IDOKOO at 10-03-2014 06:58 AM (7 years ago)
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He is not liein.
Posted: at 10-03-2014 06:58 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- IDOKOO at 10-03-2014 07:02 AM (7 years ago)
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politicians and other business men, used 2 have many accounts in banks and it never a crime. the only crime here is the forgery of nepa bills and national identity cards.
Posted: at 10-03-2014 07:02 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Onyibochukwu at 10-03-2014 07:04 AM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: angesco on 10-03-2014 06:57 AM
Silly man.

He should have asked the politicians how they do it.

I am sure they would have suggested he use mutiple banks! Or better still - launder the money!

No be lie! those same politicians properties in Abuja was shown on national tvand how they acquired it with different names, yet where they arrested?
Posted: at 10-03-2014 07:04 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- malvin2525 at 10-03-2014 07:18 AM (7 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 10-03-2014 07:18 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 10-03-2014 07:59 AM (7 years ago)
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Hmmm
Posted: at 10-03-2014 07:59 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- factfinding at 10-03-2014 08:06 AM (7 years ago)
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Since he has never defraud the bank or anybody i think they should ask him to close some of the acct and open it in another bank instead.
Posted: at 10-03-2014 08:06 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beejaybabs at 10-03-2014 09:45 AM (7 years ago)
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Na wa o

Posted: at 10-03-2014 09:45 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Austinjack at 10-03-2014 09:50 AM (7 years ago)
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Useless country & useless lawmakers the guy is even doing business they still go & arrest,what about all dis our passed leaders since 1970 till now what business are they doing still av billions of naria in there bank EFCC una no see dem,useless old fool dem
Posted: at 10-03-2014 09:50 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- proly at 10-03-2014 10:09 AM (7 years ago)
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hmmmm
Posted: at 10-03-2014 10:09 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- gbojac at 10-03-2014 10:52 AM (7 years ago)
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What ??
Posted: at 10-03-2014 10:52 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gmarley at 10-03-2014 12:51 PM (7 years ago)
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try different method next time
Posted: at 10-03-2014 12:51 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Abusiddiq at 10-03-2014 12:59 PM (7 years ago)
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inyamuri na. who wan try dem?
Posted: at 10-03-2014 12:59 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- HOPEA23 at 10-03-2014 01:00 PM (7 years ago)
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But different identities..hmmm .see his head...investigate am well..he is not pure

Posted: at 10-03-2014 01:00 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ogebig at 10-03-2014 01:12 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: HOPEA23 on 10-03-2014 01:00 PM
But different identities..hmmm .see his head...investigate am well..he is not pure
and u re pure? hope for boys
Posted: at 10-03-2014 01:12 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- yettyness at 10-03-2014 01:46 PM (7 years ago)
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very funny story
Posted: at 10-03-2014 01:46 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osarobo62 at 10-03-2014 02:43 PM (7 years ago)
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the bank dey sleep when he opened all those accounts Huh?
Posted: at 10-03-2014 02:43 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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