EFCC arrests bankers who forged signatures to steal depositors’ funds

Tue Mar 3rd, 2020 - Akwa Ibom

The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered a criminal syndicate of bankers that specialized in forging signatures of deceased bank customers and stealing from their accounts.

EFCC spokesman Tony Orilade in a statement said they also executed fraudulent financial transactions, including unauthorised debits of depositors’ funds.

The members of the criminal syndicate include Mbong Essien, Akwa Akwa, Precious John, Kenneth Udoetuk and Ubong Udom. They were arraigned before Justice Archibong Archibong on Monday, March 2, 2020, arraigned before Justice Archibong Archibong of the Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo, on a 23-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery, obtaining by false pretence and criminal conversion of depositors’ funds to the tune of over N37 million.




source: Guardian