Edo State Police Command has arrested ex-banker, identified as Gift Igbinosun 35, for allegedly defrauding Mr. John Onuora Nnamdi and Mr. Obasoqie Henry Osagieduwa, of over N14.9 million in Edo state, Vanguard Newspaper reports.
Parading the suspect, the state command’s Spokesperson, Chidi Nwabuzor, said that the suspect who was allegedly sacked by his employer, Keystone Bank, two years ago defrauded the victims on the pretense of helping them get new naira notes.
He said the suspect was arrested on July 20, by the command’s operatives of State Intelligence Bureau, while acting on a complaint of alleged cases of impersonation, conspiracy, advance feefraud, obtaining money by false pretence, fraudulent conversion and stealing reported by the victims.
He said the suspect parades herself as a staff of Keystone Bank and fraudulently obtained the sum of Seven Million three hundred and fifty thousand naira (N7,350,000.00) from Mr. John Onuora Nnamdi.
“Also, the suspect paraded herself as staff of the same bank and fraudulently obtained seven million six hundred thousand naira (N7,600,000.00), from Mr. Obasogie Henry Osagieduwa” “They gave her the money with the hope that as she is collecting the money, she would replace them with new notes, not knowing that she was no longer working with the bank”
According to him, the suspect committed the act on the pretense of giving them a new naira note of the same amount in return. He said investigation has been completed and she would be charged to Court.
The suspect in an interview with journalists said “before now, the first complainant, I have been given Nnamdi mint currency and would give me commission. But I couldn’t meet up any more, so I was owing him”.“The second person, Henry, I could not give him any one, I returned N2.5 million to him, remaining the balance of N5.1 million. This has been going on for some months now. I was sacked by the bank about two years ago” she said.