Access Bank Staff Arrested Over Allegedly N34m Fraud.
One employee of Access Bank Plc, named Elizabeth Modupe Osunjuyigbe has been arrested by the Lagos Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) over alleged fraudulent diversion of funds to the tune of over N34m.
It was gathered that the suspect was arrested on April 29, 2021, the fraud suspect allegedly sent a fraudulent request sometime in January to the Branch Service Manager of Access Bank, Adeola Odeku, Lagos State, to issue a draft of the sum of N31, 330, 165. 00 (Thirty One Million, Three Hundred and Thirty Thousand, One Hundred and Sixty-five Naira) in favour of one Best Timland Nigeria Limited.
Investigations revealed that the suspect allegedly forged a solicitor’s letter dated January 19, 2021, directing the bank to issue the draft in favour of Best Timland, claiming that the request was for the payment of rent to the landlord of one of the bank’s branches in Akwa-Ibom State.