How Union Bank Staff Colluded With 5-Man Fraud Gang To Defraud The Bank Of Depositors’ N1.6bn
Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has lost a whopping sum of N1, 626, 139, 795, 12 billion Depositors’ money to an elusive five-man fraud syndicate.
The fraud syndicate, allegedly in connivance with some high ranking staff of the bank were said to be three Lebanese and two Nigerians, who have fled the country.
However, Union Bank is hoping to recover the loot and bring the fraudsters to book.To this end, they have approached the Force Criminal Investigation Department ForceCID, Alagbon-Ikoyi Lagos to report the matter.
The alleged fraudsters are, Sunil Kumar Hari Prasad; Voodi Sumaprakash and Dhanuka Sunil Kumar, all Lebanese and the dou of Ningle Kevin and Obiageli Inuwagle, who are Nigerians.Some staff of the bank who approved the loan are said to have been picked up and are currently answering questions from crack detectives of the FCID,Alagbon,Ikoyi,Lagos.
Meanwhile, the Police has filed a three-count charge against the alleged fraudsters.
In the charge, the police alleged that the fraudsters and others now at large of conspiring among themselves to obtain the sum of N1, 626, 139, 795.12 billion, from Union Bank Plc by false pretence.
The alleged fraudsters were also accused of stealing the said amount from the bank.
The offences according to the police are contrary to and punishable under sections 8(a), 1(a), (c) & 1(2)of the Advance Fee Fraud and other related offences Act, 2006. And section 390 (a) of the Criminal Code Cap C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
However, no date has been fixed for the arraignment of the alleged fraudsters, as the police told the court that they have fled the country and efforts to get them arrested and brought back to Nigeria is ongoing.
Zenith Bank Refunds N3.23m To Angry Customer Chiamaka Agim
A leading Nigerian commercial bank, Zenith Bank has returned N3.23 million to Chiamaka Agim, a Lagos State resident whose N4.039 million was erroneously deducted on January 9.
According to reports, Zenith Bank had previously informed Agim that she would only receive N800,500 of the N4,039,900 that had been debited.
But on Monday, January 16, in the evening, the bank sent back N3,239,400.
Recently, the Zenith Bank client shared a post about the refund on her Twitter page.
Agim reported that on that Monday, the bank contacted her to provide an update on the refunded money.
“After the event, they had to put my account on pause, so I didn’t get any alerts,” the user said. I was told to visit the bank the next day,” she recalled.
“They had credited my account with N3,239,400 around 7.30 pm on Monday,” the customer said. “My account statement was printed when I got to the bank.”
She claimed to have discovered that Access, one of the two banks to which the funds were transferred, still held the remaining N800,500.
Zenith Bank stated that Access Bank is now withholding the funds and that it is not their fault at this time. They said Access Bank stated that the funds would not be released without a court order.
UBA Appoints Abiola Bawuah CEO,UBA Africa
The Board of Directors of the United Bank for Africa Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs. Abiola Bawuah, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UBA Africa.
According to a statement y the bank, Bawuah will also join the Group Board as an Executive Director, overseeing the Group’s operations across the African continent, outside Nigeria.
Bawuah, a Ghanaian national, is the first female CEO of UBA Africa.
Prior to her appointment, she was Regional CEO, West Africa, supervising the Group’s operations in nine subsidiaries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. She previously held the role of CEO, UBA Ghana.
Speaking on the new appointment, the Group Board Chairman, Mr Tony O. Elumelu, said, “Abiola has contributed significantly to the growth of UBA Africa for close to a decade. She brings a wealth of experience in commercial banking, and stakeholder engagement. It also gives me great pleasure that with her appointment, the UBA Group Board has now become a majority female board.”
The UBA Group also announced other appointments.
Chris Ofikulu was appointed the Regional CEO of UBA West Africa.
A statement by the bank said Ofikulu has over two decades of banking experience spanning corporate, commercial, and retail banking.
Similarly, Uzoechina Molokwu was appointed as Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of UBA Ghana, subject to local regulatory approvals. He was previously the Executive Director, Business Development – UBA Côte d’Ivoire and has over 23 years banking experience.
Ayokunle Olajubu was also announced as the Managing Director/CEO UBA Liberia, subject to local regulatory approvals. He currently drives compliance across Africa subsidiaries and comes with 30 years banking experience in Nigeria and other African countries, including Sierra Leone, Cote D’Ivoire and the Gambia.
Other appointments include that of Theresa Henshaw who was appointed as CEO of UBA UK, subject to local regulatory approvals. She was previously the DMD, Business Development, UBA America and joined the Group as ED, Business Development at UBA UK.
Usman Isiaka, currently CEO, UBA Sierra Leone, has also been appointed the Deputy CEO in UBA America, subject to local regulatory approvals.
Adeyemi Adeleke, the former CEO of UBA, UK is now the Group Treasurer. Adeleke will be working to unlock the immense value in the Group’s multi-jurisdictional balance sheet, leveraging on its presence in 24 countries within and beyond Africa.
In addition to the executive appointments, UBA has announced the retirement of High Chief Samuel Oni, an independent non-executive Director, from the board following the expiration of his tenure. He joined the UBA Group in January 2015 and served on the Board of the Group for eight years.
The Group Chairman, Mr Elumelu, expressed his appreciation to High Chief Oni, for his commitment, leadership and extensive contributions to the UBA Group and on behalf of the Board, wishes him the very best in all his future endeavours.
News1 year ago
PLEASE HELP SAVE LITTLE AISHA’S LIFE
News2 years ago
GTBank Out With 2020 Full Year Audited Results…Reports PBT of ₦238.1 Billion
Business1 year ago
Fitch Affirms Ecobank Nigeria’s Stable Outlook
Entertainment7 months ago
Meet Upcoming US based Naija Female Entrepreneur, ABIGAIL JOSEPH. Talks About Her Fashion and Lifestyle
Business2 weeks ago
KOGI SEN (ECHOCHO) IN PUBLIC FIGHT -DISGRACED IN ANKPA LG
News12 months ago
SSANU Honours Kogi Politician, Abubakar Ibrahim
News1 year ago
“Save Our Souls From Bandit Sponsors, Land Grabbers in Police Uniform”- Oreki Villagers To IGP
Sports2 years ago
Egbe rallies support for Pinnick