Banking Fraud: How Nigeria Commercial Banks’ officials defrauded Customers–Rights group alleges

Banking Fraud: How Nigeria Commercial Banks’ officials defrauded
Customers–Rights group alleges
   …..Backs Senate President on how Banks are aiding fraud

A human rights organization, the Centre for Human Rights and Social
Justice (CHRSJ) has raised an alarm on how Nigeria Commercial Banks’
officials were defrauding their customers by colliding with fraudsters
to withdraw sums of money from bank’s account of their unsuspected
customers.

Just as the Senate President, Senator Lawan, hinted on how the
Commercial Banks in Nigeria were aiding fraud by allowing the
fraudsters to open an account with their Banks without necessary
requisite.

The rights group that thrown its weight behind the Senate President on
how to curb these fraudulent practices of the banks and its officials
during his recent investiture as Patron of Institute of Forensic,
calling on anti-corruption agencies beam their searchlight on
operations of commercial Banks in Nigeria.

It added that the rates which Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) and United
Bank for African (UBA) were defrauding their customers were
unprecedented now through the illegal deduction and charges from their
customer’s Account.

This exposure by the rights group hinged on defrauding of a customer,
Mr. Ibikunle Adebayo (08103966336) with First City Monument Bank
(FCMB), Oko-Oba branch, Lagos State of Account Number: 6027724010,
where sum of One Hundred and Sixty-Nine Thousand naira (N169, 000)
were deducted from Ibikunle’s Account without his knowledge on
Wednesday 11th of November, 2020 but with knowledge of the FCMB Bank
officials.

Giving the details of the account which they used to withdraw
Ibikunle’s money as Osifoh Peter with UBA Account Number: 2052933837
and OPAY Account of Rufai Saidu with Account Number: 9031811238, where
sums of One Hundred Thousand naira and Sixty-Nine Thousand naira were
respectively withdrawn.

In a signed statement issued by the Executive Chairman of CHRSJ,
Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman and copies were made available to
newsmen on Monday; he maintained that the hands of Banks’ officials
could not be removed from the ongoing fraudulent activities in the
nation’s banking sector.

Sulaiman who stated that the human rights organization would soon
forward a Petition Letter to the Economy and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) to investigate this ugly incident that occurred to
poor Ibikunle Adebayo in the hand of FCMB in order to bring the
perpetrators to justice, adding that all efforts of Ibikunle who is a
Welder, to retrieve his money back since Wednesday 11th of November,
2020 were jeopardize by the bank officials.

“To our dismay, upon report of the matter to the authority of
FCMB,Oko-Oba branch in Lagos State, they failed to trace the
fraudsters by bringing the money back to the rightful owner’s account
which made us to suspect the involvement of bank officials in the
fraud”, he said.

Sulaiman therefore gives fourteen (14) days ultimatum to the FCMB
Oko-Oba branch to return the money back to Ibikunle’s account and if
they failed to do so, he disclosed that the human rights organization
would not hesitate to launch “#End of Banking Fraud” protest at the
branch.

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