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Rivers trio nabbed for defrauding bank

16 January 2015, 09:06Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Three suspects have been arrested in Port Harcourt for alleged involvement in fraudulent activities including the scamming of a new generation bank of more than N800 000.

Okpekereke Timothy, Stanley Odjighere and Teminor Karo were arrested in the Rivers State capital city as part of a syndicate involved in alleged conspiracy, internet scam and stealing from one of the new generation banks to the tune of N806 208.

The alleged theft was perpetrated through a system glitch linked to the fraudsters, in which the bank suffered the loss.

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A petitioner, who works in one of the new generation banks, alleged that a review of transactions involving the bank with Interswitch Nigeria Limited revealed that the bank was not reimbursed for the transactions consummated on ATM terminals.

He observed that while many of the transactions involved were failed transactions, the amounts involved were not reversed, and all the customers were seen to have withdrawn the cash amounting to the sum, on each day of the occasion it happened.

The suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are completed.

- CAJ News


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