Two Union Bank employees rob sick customer of N4.1 million

Two Union Bank employees steal N4.1 million from sick customer
Two Union Bank employees steal N4.1 million from sick customer

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have reportedly arrested Idah Ogoh and Agbo Okwute, two former employees of Union Bank, for taking N4,199,500 allegedly from a deceased customer of the bank.

In a statement on Saturday, June 22, 2024, the EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, claimed that the arrest of the suspects was the result of a petition from Union Bank alleging fraudulent debits to the account of a deceased client, Emmanuel Azer Agenna.

On Friday, June 21, 2024, in Makurdi, Benue State, the suspects were taken into custody.

According to Oyewale, “their transactions were discovered when the deceased’s family approached the bank to obtain the deceased’s account balance for probate processing.

“The family disputed the balance given to them by the bank and subsequently lodged a complaint with the bank regarding unauthorized debits from the account.

“Based on their complaints, the bank conducted an internal investigation and its findings revealed that a debit card was obtained from the deceased’s customer account on May 10, 2023 by Ifah Ogoh, one of the sales associates and in service of the bank, authorized by the bank on the same date,” Oyewale added.

The EFCC spokesperson disclosed that further investigation by the bank revealed that Ogoh gave the obtained card to another sales and service associate, Agbo Omwute, who later gave the card to a conspirator to transfer and withdraw money from the deceased’s account.

The accomplice was found to have made numerous withdrawals in the suspect’s name.

However, he said the inconclusive investigation was the reason for the suspect’s freedom and once that was done, the suspects would be brought to justice.