New generation manager nabbed for theft of customer’s N14.5m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a relationship manager with a new generation bank, Awulu Friday Ayegba, for alleged fraudulent dealings to the tune of N14,850,000.


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A press statement by EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Dele Oyewale, in Abuja, said Ayegb allegedly masterminded fraudulent withdrawals of N14.8million from a customer’s account between June 7- July 21, 2023. 

He reportedly impersonated the duo of Henry Olowo and Terseer Shibiam using fake passport photographs, national identification number and phone numbers to open bank accounts with two company names; Sulib Complex & Investments and Seamless & More Global which are not duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC.

He said intelligence also revealed that the suspect forged documents belonging to one Nduka Obinna to fraudulently apply for a loan facility to the tune of N40 million while planning to abscond abroad with his family

The spokesperson said he would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.

Meanwhile, the commission has warned that it does not Issue arrest warrant on loan defaulters.

“The attention of the EFCC has been drawn to some contrived documents on  “Arrest Warrant Processing”,  “Loan Fraud Escalation” and others,  being circulated by some loan companies,  purportedly issued by the Commission against  loan defaulters, Oyewale noted in a separate press statement.

“Authors of such documents are falsely linking their threats against loan defaulters to the Commission. 

“The public is enjoined to be wary of such claims. As a rule, the EFCC does not issue arrest warrant on loan defaulters.  

“Loan companies linking the Commission to their loan recovery efforts should desist from such fraudulent engagements as the EFCC may stop at nothing to bring them to book,” it read

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