Banker Arrested For Stealing N23m From Dead Customer’s Account


A 36-year old banker with Eco Bank Plc at Ilepo area in Ejigbo, Lagos, has been arrested and charged before a Magistrate’s court sitting at Ejigbo, for allegedly conspiring to steal N23 million lodged in the account of a deceased client of the bank.

According to Daily Times, the suspect, Nicholas Anthony, allegedly conspired with one Junior Walter and Akeem, now at large to facilitate documents and attempt to claim the late customer’s money, but the keen eyed management of the bank discovered the fraud before they could withdraw the money.

It was gathered that Anthony who had knowledge of the death of the customer contacted the other two suspects and processed documents to claim the money as beneficiary.

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Anthony handed the documents to Walter to come to the bank and presented it to the management for payment. The management however, detected the scam because the late customer was well known to them.

Walter was promptly arrested and handed over to the police at Ejigbo division where he was interrogated and he confessed it was Anthony that provided and filled the papers which he gave him to present to the bank management.

Anthony and Walter are separately arraigned and are facing charges of criminal conspiracy to commit felony, a crime punishable under the Criminal Code.

Similarly in February, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), arraigned two staff of a new generation bank, Eke Chukwudi Kingsley and Simon Onyekachi Ononobi before Justice L.C. Azuama of the State High Court, Orlu, Imo State on a six count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing to the tune of N21,020,000.00 (Twenty one million, twenty thousand naira).

The duo allegedly conspired and changed the account mandate of Irewolede Housing Estate belonging to Kwara State Government and converted the said sum to their personal use.

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