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How banker transferred customers’ funds to family - Police

How banker transferred customers’ funds to family - Police

The Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the police on Thursday arraigned a Diamond Bank Plc worker, Obioha Okengwu, at the Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly conspiring with his family members to defraud the bank of N111.2 million.

Prosecution counsel, Effion Asuquo, said Okengwu committed the offence while working in the bank’s E-business unit where he handled daily settlement of Point of Sales (POS) and Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) transactions.

He said the accused unlawfully credited four of his family members’ accounts using depositors’ funds.

The police said Okengwu transferred N37million and N41. 4 million to two different accounts owned by Uchenna Okengwu, while he credited Rosamund Okengwu’s account with N10 million.
The accused person also allegedly transferred N13. 3 million to Bekky Okengwu’s account and N9. 5 million to Chukwuemeka Okengwu’s account.

Asuquo said the accused unlawfully manipulated the POS machines for his personal gain and thereby contravened Sections 20, 27 (b) and 30 (1) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention) Act, 2015.

He said the bank worker committed the alleged offence between last April and August in Lagos.

Okengwu pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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