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N14million Fraud Rocks Access Bank

The management of Access Bank Plc is currently enmeshed in a fresh fraud case. A staff of the bank, Mr Nwaru Jerry Nnamdi has stolen a whopping N14million meant for the bank’s Automated Teller Machines (ATM).

Nwaru was arrested and subsequently arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court on Thursday, 11 June, 2020 on a four-count charge detailing conspiracy, stealing and fraud.

The 34-year-old was said to have stole the money, totaling N14million between May and December 2019 through false accounting from Access Bank’s Ketu branch, Lagos.

Newscarte gathered that it was a forensic audit from Access Bank’s headquarters that exposed Nwaru, and he was arrested by men of the Ikoyi Division Police Force led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Tijani Mustapha N’abba.

The Police team wasted no time in arraigning Nwaru before an Igbosere Magistrate Court on Thursday, but the presiding Magistrate, Mrs K.O. Doja Ojo, directed the police to bring the suspect back for proper arraignment after the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Magistrate explained that the case did not fall into the category of emergency cases approved for the court to handle during this Covid-19 pandemic.

When our Correspondent called Mr Abdul Imoyo, a Corporate Affairs representative of Access Bank, he confirmed the report, but declined to give further explanations. “This is a case that is already in court, so you don’t expect me to speak on it,” he said.


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