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Two Bankers Sent To Prison For Stealing N2.9 Million From Dead Customer’s Account

The bankers had forged the signature of the late customer and used it to steal the funds.

Justice Elias Abua of the Cross River State High Court in Calabar has sentenced two former bankers to three months in prison for stealing N2,900,000 from the account of a deceased customer, Godfried Francis Osso.

Two Bankers Sent To Prison For Stealing N2.9 Million From Dead Customer's Account

Court Jails Two Bankers For Theft

The convicts, Titus Chima Nwankwo and Utibe-Abasi Ifiok George, were sentenced on Friday after they were arraigned by the Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

On June 16, 2021, a petitioner alerted that they forged the signature of Osso and used it to divert funds for their personal use.

The court convicted Nwankwo and George after pleading guilty to one-count separate charges bordering on forgery, conspiracy, breach of trust and stealing.

After their plea on Friday, April 29, 2022, the prosecution counsel, Joshua Abolarin prayed the court to deliver a verdict accordingly.

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Justice Abua convicted and sentenced George to three months imprisonment with an option of a N100,000 fine, while Nwankwo also bagged three months imprisonment with an option of a N50,000 fine.

KanyiDaily had also reported how another two bankers were jailed for conspiracy and theft of funds from the account of a deceased customer in Akwa Ibom State.

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