A 36-year-old staff of Ecobank in Ejigbo, Lagos has been arrested for allegedly stealing N23m from the bank account of a dead customer.
According to Daily Times, Nicholas Anthony, who had knowledge of the client’s death, was caught by the management of the bank attempting to claim the deceased’s money with forged documents. He had conspired with an accomplice named Junior and had given him the forged documents to bring to the bank in order claim the money as beneficiary.
However, things had not gone as planned when the bank’s management quickly detected the scam, as the deceased was known to them. Junior was then arrested by the police at Ejigbo and interrogated. During interrogation, he pointed accusing fingers at Nicholas who was also arrested.
Both men were arraigned before the court separately and are facing charges of criminal conspiracy to commit felony. Nicholas’ case was adjourned till the 13th of April, 2016 and Nicholas, who pleaded not guilty, but has been remanded in prison custody till then.
Akeem, a second accomplice, is said to be at large.