EFCC arrests bank’s agent over N137m alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced the arrest of a sales agent of Fidelity Bank Plc, one Mr. Kehinde  Agbabiaka, over alleged diversion of N137 million.
He was alleged to have diverted the huge cash from a customer’s personal and corporate account in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said operatives of the Ibadan zonal office apprehended the suspect following a petition the bank’s Regional Security Officer and the Cluster Control and Compliance Manager.
“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, has arrested one Kehinde Olumide Agbabiaka, a sales agent of Fidelity Bank Plc.
“His 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 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,” Uwujaren said.

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