Banker arrested for forging customer's signature to steal N4m

A banker who stole his customer's money has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The fraudulent banker, Peter Agha

A banker with the Umuahia, Abia State branch of a new generation ban, Peter Agha, has been dragged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), before Justice F.A Olubanjo of the Federal High Court, Umuahia, on a two-count charge bordering on fraud, forgery, stealing and obtaining money by false pretence, after he allegedly forged the signature of a customer with the bank to steal the sum of N4 million from the owner's account.

According to the EFCC, Agha, had also closed the account of the customer and transfered the money into his account in another financial institution without the customer’s consent.

One of the counts placed on Agha's neck read:

“That you Peter Agha on or about January 2009, in Abia State, within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of four million naira (N4,000,000.00) from Ogbonna Nicodemus Okolo through Access Bank Account when you falsely represented to him that the above amount will be invested in a Fixed Deposit Account with a commitment to pay him interest, which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1)(a) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act.”

Agha however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him and Justice Olubanjo ordered that he be remanded in the EFCC custody while adjourning till November 18, 2015, for hearing of bail application.


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