Bank manager arrested for fraud

Published 10 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
at 26-11-2009 12:45AM (10 years ago)

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The Operations Manager of a first generation bank in Minna Mr Gokis Kizito was yesterday arrested over N2.7 million alleged to have been fraudulently withdrawn from the bank.

Our correspondent gathered that the operations manager may have facilitated the clearing of the fake cheque which was said to have been delayed for many hours at the Suleja branch, following suspicion from bank officials on its authenticity. The said bank operation manager was said to have cleared the cheque immediately it was sent to him through email without subjecting it to proper scrutiny. Kizito who has spent more than 25 years in the banking industry, speaking with our correspondent on the matter at the Niger State Police Headquarter in Minna said he did not know that the cheque was fake.

“A cheque was sent via the email from Suleja for clearance and haven checked to see that it was okay, coupled with pressure from the customer in Suleja, I had to clear it without going through the necessary procedure”, he said.

Mr Monday Onyeowu, who took the cheque to the bank was also arrested. Monday however admitted that he was aware that the cheque was fake, saying he was told by the man that signed the cheque that he would be assisted by a banker who was aware of the transaction. He however denied ever meeting Mr Kizito. He said no contact was arranged between him and the said person that was expected to help him facilitate the withdrawal. Meanwhile, one Mr Tunji Abubakar who provided the cheque is currently at large. The Niger State Commissioner of Police Mr Mike Zuokumour said his men were investigating the matter and that the suspects would soon be charged to court.



Sheenor at 26-11-2009 08:42AM (10 years ago)
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i pity de man.

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wizdum at 26-11-2009 10:19AM (10 years ago)
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Investigation no dey finish for Nigeria police.hiiiiisssssssssssssssssssss.....

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blings_is_back at 26-11-2009 11:05AM (10 years ago)
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hmmmmm
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Sheenor at 29-11-2009 01:57AM (10 years ago)
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hmm

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jogunjogun at 29-11-2009 01:58PM (10 years ago)
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2.7milion naira? thats small, what about someone with 100million pounds sterling, a beg leave the poor man alone, i am sure he is new in this trade.
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ononbo at 21-02-2012 08:48AM (8 years ago)
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this means the bank is not paying well for him to misappropriate this chicken change, pls just free him.
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dickman2 at 7-03-2012 05:10PM (7 years ago)
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no be today nah..
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lanudja at 7-03-2012 05:46PM (7 years ago)
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The man don enter wahala ooo... Bt wit he experience he supose check properly naa
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Unikpearl at 8-03-2012 01:03AM (7 years ago)
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Hmmmm,e no easy
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Dan_Fulani at 13-05-2012 11:21PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: jogunjogun on 29-11-2009 01:58PM
2.7milion naira? thats small, what about someone with 100million pounds sterling, a beg leave the poor man alone, i am sure he is new in this trade.


No matter how small you think the amount is, fraud is still a crime.
A bank manager is supposed to have honesty as a trait. If you
cannot trust your bank manager, why would you want to trust him
with your money? He deserve to go to jail for betraying customers trust.

dan fulani
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Solidstonez at 24-02-2013 01:33AM (7 years ago)
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Solidstonez at 24-02-2013 01:33AM (7 years ago)
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