Two former staffs of First Bank of Nigeria have been accused of stealing N47million from a customer’s account.
The accused, Nuhu Demba and Mohammed Abdullahi Musa, were said to have secretly processed an ATM card in their victim’s name, Mailafia Mohammed, which they used to withdraw his deposits.
According to the EFCC, the victim reported to a Kano branch of the bank that he had lost his mobile phone to a robbery attack that took place on February 6, 2021.
The manager of the branch assured him nothing would happen and that he should continue to operate his savings account with the bank.
The victim would later discover that his account had been drawn down to nil. He therefore requested his account statement, only to discover that N47, 452,055.45 was fraudulently withdrawn from the account through the use of ATM Card.
“Investigation revealed that the defendants stole the said monies from the complainant’s account through ATM and POS withdrawals.
“The defendants perpetrated the fraud by using their positions to obtain ATM Cards without going through due process and without the knowledge of the account holder. For details of this and other,” said the EFCC.
Both accused were subsequently arraigned before Justice Maryam Sabo of the Kano State High Court.
Justice Sabo granted N50 million bail to the accused persons.