EFCC clamps down on Fidelity Bank Employee For Allegedly Stealing N137M
According to a statement from the EFCC, Agbabiaka’s arrest was sequel to a petition jointly penned by the bank’s Regional Security Officer and the Cluster Control and Compliance Manager, in which it was alleged that the suspect suppressed, diverted and stole a total sum of N137,000,000 (One Hundred and Thirty-Seven Million Naira) from personal and corporate accounts of a customer in Ibadan.
Filed on August 20, 2019, the petition alleged that Agbabiaka committed the offence between January 2017 and July 2019.
The suspect, who was the account officer attached to the customer, was said to be visiting the business premises of the victim weekly to collect cash with the understanding that he would remit same to his accounts domiciled in the bank’s Challenge, Ibadan branch.
But, instead of depositing the money, Agbabiaka was said to have at different times remitted only a portion and on many occasions diverted the whole sum to personal use.
In order to cover his criminal acts, the suspect, according to the petition, would rather issue fictitious bank slips to deceive the customer that he truly deposited the sums.
This continued until the customer reviewed the statement of his account and reconciled same with the cash collection register. It was then they discovered Agbabiaka’s fraudulent deeds, prompting the bank to put up the petition. So far, the EFCC investigators have established a prima facie case of diversion and stealing against the suspect.
Further investigations also revealed that he had used the suppressed sums to build houses, purchase cars, invest in fixed deposits and insurance policies. He also gave part of the loot to people as friendly loans. Some of the items have been recovered and registered as exhibits.
The antigraft agency says he will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
You may be interested
Coronavirus: Governor Umahi Orders Arrests Of Family Members For Conducting Burial In EbonyiWebby - March 28, 2020
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Friday banned the release of corpses for burial in the state due the coronavirus…
Coronavirus: Obasanjo Donates His Former Residence As Isolation Centre In Ogun StateWebby - March 28, 2020
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has donated his former residence at the Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, to be…
IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Pledges N300 Million To Fight CoronavirusWebby - March 28, 2020
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has made a pledge of N300 million to fight…