Banker arrested for alleged theft of N14.8m from customer’s account

In a stunning development, a Banker has been apprehended by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly stealing a large sum of N14.8 million from a customer’s account.

The suspect, identified as Awulu Friday Ayegba, worked as a relationship manager at a prominent new generation bank.

According to the EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, Ayegba conducted fraudulent transactions between June 7 and July 21, 2023, during which he illicitly withdrew the aforementioned amount from a customer’s account.

Investigations revealed that Ayegba employed deceitful tactics by assuming the identities of two individuals, Henry Olowo and Terseer Shibiam.

Using forged passport photographs, fake national identification numbers, and manipulated phone numbers, he opened bank accounts under the names of two unregistered companies: Sulib Complex & Investments and Seamless & More Global.

The EFCC also uncovered another alarming detail. Ayegba, in his fraudulent activities, forged documents belonging to Nduka Obinna to apply for a loan facility amounting to a staggering N40 million. Disturbingly, his intention was to flee the country with his family.

As investigations proceed, the public is urged to remain cautious and report any suspicious activities to the appropriate authorities.

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