Court Jails Two Bankers In Cross River For Stealing From Deceased Customer’s Account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo Zonal Command, has secured the conviction of two financial institution officers, Daniel Akpan Eno and Mbuk Idongesit, earlier than Justice Edem Ita Kufre of the Cross River State High Court, Calabar, for conspiracy and theft of funds within the account of a deceased buyer of a industrial financial institution.

The duo was convicted on Wednesday August 4, 2021 after pleading responsible to separate one depend cost bordering on prison conspiracy and fraudulent transfers.

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A 3rd defendant, and alleged confederate, Victor John Okon pleaded “not guilty”. His trial was adjourned until August 10, 2021 for consideration of bail software.

Justice Kufre convicted and sentenced Mr Akpan to 3 months imprisonment with an choice of effective of N50,000, whereas Mr Idongesit was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment with an choice of N30,000 effective.

The convicts’ journey to jail began on May 23, 2021 when Mr Idongesit (alongside one Utibe George — at present at massive) approached Akpan with the burial programme of 1 Godfried Godwin Osso, a deceased buyer of the Bank, whom George (at massive) claimed was his step father, with a plot to steal from the deceased’s account.

On May 24, 2021, George concluded the take care of the convicts and in addition contacted a Teller (Victor Okon – the third defendant) from one other department of the financial institution to ease entry to the funds within the account of the deceased. A 50% sharing method was agreed upon by the conspirators and the plot was executed.

The fee waded in following a petition from the financial institution, alleging suspicious dissipation of monies within the deceased account into the accounts of members of the family and acquaintances, from the place they had been diverted to private use.

Investigation revealed that on June 19, 2019, Victor Okon connived with George Ifiok Utibe (at massive) and obtained the sum of N1,500, 000. Daniel Akpan additionally benefited the sum of N1,040,000 whereas Godwin Mbuk benefited N130,000.

The choose ordered the convicts remanded on the Nigerian correctional facility till they pay their fines, whereas Victor was remanded on the fee’s detention facility pending the listening to of his bail software.

This is coming days after SaharaReporters uncovered how a employee with Polaris Bank stole over N20 million from the account of a buyer, Ajibola Sanusi with account quantity 28122.

Checks on the account assertion had proven {that a} complete of N19,732,190 was stolen by an worker of the financial institution between July 5 and 12, just a few weeks after Sanusi referred to as the financial institution and directed that the account ought to be blocked.

Using proxies, the cash was transferred to totally different accounts belonging to Gbenga Adebisi Florence, Abdulazeem Olamide Bello, Dudafa Preye, Sakirat Adesiju and Shukurat Tayo Ibitoye with out Sanusi’s authorisation.

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