Man, 54, held over fraud

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

The po­lice Spe­cial Fraud Unit (SFU) in La­gos State has ar­rested a 54-year-old man, God­win Di­avel, for al­legedly with­draw­ing money from cus­tomers’ ac­counts with­out their knowl­edge.

Daily Trust gath­ered that trou­ble started for the sus­pect when he went to a bank at Ogba area of La­gos State on Thurs­day, March 20, 2014, and at­tempted to with­draw N500,000.00 from the ac­count of one Sa­heed Ade­mola Adeg­bola, with a forged sig­na­ture on the with­drawal slip.

A state­ment is­sued by the SFU Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Ngozi Is­in­tume-Agu, al­leged that upon in­ter­ro­ga­tion, the sus­pect con­fessed that when he vis­ited a branch of the bank three weeks be­fore the in­ci­dent, he ob­tained a doc­u­ment be­long­ing to the cus­tomer which aided him in the crime.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion con­ducted by the bank re­vealed that the sus­pects had made sev­eral other suc­cess­ful with­drawals from var­i­ous ac­counts.

The SFU spokesper­son said some­time in Fe­bru­ary 2014, the sus­pect was ar­rested at Ejigbo branch of the bank, where he iden­ti­fied him­self as Peter Okoro, while at­tempt­ing to seek in­for­ma­tion on an­other cus­tomer’s ac­count.

“Also on Oc­to­ber 4, 2013, he was caught at Opebi branch where he iden­ti­fied him­self as Sam­son Omobo and at­tempted to with­draw N300,000.00 from a cus­tomer’s ac­count.

Sim­i­larly, on Jan­uary 29, 2014, the sus­pect went to Ilu­peju branch of the bank, im­per­son­ated one Sun­day On­wuabaizo and with­drew the sum of N470,000.00 from his ac­count.

“On Novem­ber 19, 2013, he was at Abule Egba branch of the same bank where he im­per­son­ated one Chinedu E. On­wu­taly and with­drew the sum of N220,000.00,” the state­ment added.

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