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Published On: Wed, Aug 13th, 2014

EFCC arrests two bankers over N661m fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two bankers for allegedly stealing the sum of N661,000,000 from their employers.

According to a press release, signed by the EFCC’s Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren Samuel Obende, the duo, Samuel Obende, a Branch Manager, and Rabiu Alhasan Dawaki, Head of Operations, both of Union Bank Plc, Bello Road Cash Center, in Kano, abused their positions to perfect the heist. They were saddled with the responsibility for the evacuation and supplying of cash to about seventeen branches of the bank in Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, and Jigawa states.

In the course of carrying out their duties, they fraudulently conspired and stole the sum N661, 000, 000.

In an effort to conceal the illegal act, they fabricated accounting entries, which deceitfully showed that all the monies were sent to the respective branches.

Investigation into the fraud continues.

 

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