EFCC Arrests Two Former Union Bank Employees for Embezzling N4.2 Million from Deceased Customer’s Account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two former employees of Union Bank, Idah Ogoh and Agbo Okwute, for allegedly embezzling N4.2 million from a deceased customer’s account. The apprehension took place on Friday in Makurdi, Benue State.

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EFCC Arrests Two Former Union Bank Employees for Embezzling N4.2 Million from Deceased Customer’s Account

The EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, disclosed the details of the arrest on Saturday in Abuja. He stated that the fraudulent activities were uncovered when the family of the deceased customer, Emmanuel Azer Agenna, approached the bank to claim the remaining balance in his account.

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Oyewale explained, “Their arrest followed a petition against them by the bank regarding fraudulent debits on the account of Emmanuel Azer Agenna. The family of the deceased disputed the balance provided by the bank and filed a complaint about unauthorized debits on the account.”

Further investigations by the bank revealed that Ogoh had procured a bank card and handed it over to another former employee, Agbo Okwute. Okwute then delivered the card to an accomplice, who used it to transfer and withdraw funds from the deceased’s account.

“Several withdrawals were allegedly made by the suspects through the accomplice,” Oyewale added. “The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”

The EFCC’s swift action underscores its commitment to addressing financial crimes and ensuring that bank customers’ funds are protected, even after their passing

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