Sunday, 6 January 2013

Bank Manager Steals N306m From Femi Falana's Account; EFCC Makes Arrests

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has confirmed the sum of N306 million was stolen from his Falana and Falana Chambers’ account. “I confirm that the sum of N306 million was stolen from our clients’ account by the officer,” he said.

In addition to the N306 million transferred from the account of Falana and Falana Chambers, the Bank Manager also stole huge sums of money from other peoples' account.

“But I wish to say that the management of the bank refunded the money to avoid a legal action from our chambers,” Falana added.

The suspect, with an accomplice, allegedly stole N65 million from the account of Babington Junior Seminary; N40 million from P.W. Nigeria Limited’s account; N15 million from Mikano International’s account; N20 million from Viju Industries Limited’s account, and N1.2 billion from Murhi International Limited into his company’s account.

A statement released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday announced that it had arrested two suspects involved in the billion bank fraud totaling about N1.5.

Olayinka Sanni, a former manager at Intercontinental Bank (now Access Bank), and Oyebode Atoyebi, Personal Assistant to Hon Adeyemi Ikuforiji, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, were arrested by the commission for conspiracy, stealing, and forgery.

Mr. Sanni, who also operates a Bureau de Change, SIDAW Ventures, allegedly transferred various sums of money into his SIDAW account without the bank’s customer’s consent, the EFCC said.

“Besides, Sanni also collected the sum of $461,200 USD from one Chukwurah Nkiru, who sold it to him for the equivalent of N76, 559,200 but was not paid.

“Sanni is also embroiled in a foreign exchange scam where his SIDAW Ventures account was used to handle the sum of N104, 405, 000 where only N72,229,000 worth of foreign exchange was paid to the customer leaving a balance of N32, 185, 000 being hotly contested between his firm and the customer,” a statement signed by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesperson, read.

The EFCC said the suspects will be arraigned in court soon.

1 comment:

  1. The rich folks steal much more than the poor. i call it greedyness