EFCC Arrests Former Union Bank Staff for Alleged Theft Of Deceased Customer's N4.2 Million

Date: 22-06-2024 9:34 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 22-06-2024 09:34 PM (1 month ago)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has apprehended two former employees of Union Bank in Makurdi, Benue State, for allegedly stealing N4,199,500 from the account of a deceased customer.

In a statement released on Saturday in Abuja, EFCC spokesperson Dele Oyewale announced the arrest of Idah Ogoh and Agbo Okwute on Friday. The arrest followed a petition from the bank concerning fraudulent debits from the account of the deceased, Emmanuel Azer Agenna.

The investigation began when Agenna's family approached the bank to check the balance of the deceased's account for probate processing. They disputed the balance provided and subsequently filed a complaint about unauthorized debits.

An internal investigation by the bank revealed that a debit card had been issued on May 10, 2023, for Agenna's account. Idah Ogoh, a Sales and Service Associate at the bank, procured the card, which was authorized by the bank on the same day.

Further findings indicated that Ogoh handed the card to another Sales and Service Associate, Agbo Okwute, who then gave it to an accomplice. This accomplice used the card to transfer and withdraw funds from the deceased's account. Multiple withdrawals were allegedly made by the suspects through this accomplice.

“The suspects will be charged in court as soon as investigations are concluded,” Oyewale stated.

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