July 15, 2024

EFCC nabs 12 bank executives for stealing funds from customers’ dormant accounts


Glory Ebomah

The Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested 12 bankers for suspected insider fraud.

Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement said the suspects are Odeniyi Anthony, Deki Kingsley Onyekachi, Oguchukwu Ene, Elendu Chizaram, Anyakora Uchenna, Onah Kingsley, Akwe Elizabeth and Chinenye Grace Acibe.

He also listed other suspects as Victoria Ezedie, Chidi-Ukah Obinna, Etoh Lawrence Uzochukwu and Udeze Harrison.

The anti-graft agency noted that preliminary investigations showed that the suspects allegedly stole funds from some dormant accounts in a branch of an old-generation bank in Enugu.

The statement read: “The stolen funds were transferred from the dormant accounts to various beneficiaries, with the principal beneficiary already identified by the EFCC.”

According to EFCC, the suspects will be charged as soon as investigations are concluded.

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