The Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission(EFCC) has arrested a syndicate of bankers that specializes in stealing depositor’s funds.
According to the report on the official Twitter handle of the anti-graft agency, the syndicate had succeeded in withdrawing depositors’ funds to the tune of N37m before they were nabbed.
In the statement below: N37m Fraud; EFCC Uncovers Criminal Syndicate of Bankers Stealing Depositors’ Funds The Uyo Zonal Office of the EFCC has uncovered a criminal syndicate of bankers that specialized in forging signatures of deceased bank customers, and stealing from their accounts.
They also execute fraudulent financial transactions, including unauthorised debits of depositors’ funds.
The members of the criminal syndicate, which include, Mbong Essien, Akwa Akwa, Precious John, Kenneth Udoetuk and Ubong Udom were on Monday, March 2, 2020 arraigned before Justice Archibong Archibong of the Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo.
They were arraigned on a 23-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery, obtaining by false pretence and criminal conversion of depositors’ funds to the tune of N37,690,000.