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How banker attempted to rob customer of N5m savings in Sokoto

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Ezeagbor Chijeoke for allegedly attempting to rob a customer of his five million naira savings.

The suspect was a contract staff of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Sokoto main office.

The suspect was said to have opened the account for the customer and even helped him download the bank mobile application to ease his financial transaction.

Daily Trust learnt that the customer made an initial deposit of five million Naira into the account.

The zonal head of EFCC in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Abdullahi Lawal who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect called another customer who is a police officer that there was a deal which they could jointly execute and get big money.

“When the policeman came, he told him about the customer and what they should do to get the money in his account,” he disclosed.

Lawal added:” He told the policeman to use his gun to force the customer whom he would invite to his place to transfer all the money in his account, using his mobile phone to another account and shoot him to death after completing the transaction.”

The EFCC zonal head said the suspect promised to give the policeman N1.5 million out of the money but the policeman quickly notified the commission about the plan.

This led to the arrest of the suspect, Lawal said According to him, their investigation further revealed that the suspect had defrauded another customer of one million Naira meant to get him a CBN Treasury bill.

“He gave him CBN Treasury Bill’s certificate and receipt which we confirmed to be forged,” he said

Lawal said that the suspect was handed over to the police for further investigation.

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