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Depositor loses N350,000 to fraudster inside banking hall

A shop assistant, Nojeem Ogundele, who lost N350,000 to a fraudster at Wema Bank, Aiyetoro branch, Ogun State, has accused the bank of nonchalance in helping him to retrieve the money.

 

It was learnt that the incident happened around 1pm on October 12 when Ogundele’s boss, Obi Emmanuel, sent him to deposit the money into a business account.

 

It was gathered that on getting to the bank, Ogundele joined a queue for depositors.

 

However, a man, who came out of the bulk room, instructed him to fill out three tellers, after which he collected the money from him and went back to the bulk room.

 

The victim said he later discovered that the suspect was a fraudster.

 

He said, “Last week, my boss sent me to deposit N350,000 at the Aiyetoro branch of Wema Bank and when I got there, customers were many outside the bank.

 

“A man suddenly came out of the bank and told the security men that they should let those of us who wanted to deposit huge sums of money into the bank.

 

“After I entered, the same man came to me and asked how much I wanted to deposit and when I told him, thinking he was a bank official, he gave me three tellers and told me to fill in the details.

 

“I was waiting for the signed copies from the bulk room and when it was taking too long, I raised the alarm.”

 

It was learnt that the bank’s closed circuit television camera captured the suspect’s face, but the bank denied he was a worker.

 

 

(The Punch)

 

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