Three arrested over alleged withdrawal of N51.9 million from customer’s account with forged NIN

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Three workers of a new generation bank – Kagha Emmanuel Uchenna, Okoro Chinasom Davidson and Egbogu Emmanuel Obiora have been arrested by the Lagos Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for an alleged case of conspiracy, stealing, forgery and obtaining money by false pretence.

This was disclosed by Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity of the anti-financial fraud agency on Monday.

According to him, the suspects allegedly conspired and defrauded a customer of the bank of the sum of N51, 978, 883. 37 (Fifty-one Million, Nine Hundred and Seventy-eight Thousand, Eight Hundred and Eighty-three Naira, Thirty-seven Kobo.)

Investigations revealed that the trio forged the signature and National Identification Management (NIM) number slip of the customer, activated his mobile banking application and fraudulently withdrew the money.

The suspects, who were arrested on July 7, 2021, at the Nsukka, Enugu branch of the bank, have volunteered statements and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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