Diamond Bank Staff Obioha Okengwu Jailed For Crediting Family Members’ Accounts With Customers’ Money

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Sept 17, 2015 – Picture: Nigerian Banker, Diamond Bank Staff Jailed For Fraud, Obioha Okengwu Credited Family Members’ Accounts With Depositors’ Funds, Bank Customers Money

A staff of Diamond Bank Plc has been jailed for allegedly defrauding the bank of whopping N111.2 million.

The accused allegedly conspired with his brothers and sisters to steal the aforementioned sum from Diamond Bank.

According to prosecution counsel Effion Asuquo, Obioha Okengwu committed the offence between April and August at a Branch in Lagos while he was working in the E-business unit where he handled daily settlement of POS (Point of Sales) and ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) transactions.

The accused credited the account of 5 members of his family using bank customers’ funds.

The police said Okengwu transferred N37million and N41. 4 million to two different accounts owned by Uchenna Okengwu, while he credited Rosamund Okengwu’s account with N10 million.
The accused person also allegedly transferred N13. 3 million to Bekky Okengwu’s account and N9. 5 million to Chukwuemeka Okengwu’s account.

He pleaded not guilty and was sent to Ikoyi prison today.

The case will come up for further hearing in October.

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