A senior staff of Diamond Bank identified as Obioha Okengwu has been jailed for fraud. The banker allegedly credited his family members’ accounts with bank customers money. Mr Obioha Okengwu was jailed for allegedly defrauding the bank of whopping N111.2 million. The accused allegedly conspired with his brothers and sisters to steal the aforementioned sum from Diamond Bank.
According to prosecution counsel Effion Asuquo, Obioha Okengwu committed the offence between April and August at a Branch in Lagos while he was working in the E-business unit where he handled daily settlement of POS (Point of Sales) and ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) transactions. The accused credited the account of 5 members of his family using bank customers’ funds. The police said Okengwu transferred N37million and N41. 4 million to two different accounts owned by Uchenna Okengwu, while he credited Rosamund Okengwu’s account with N10 million.
The accused person also allegedly transferred N13. 3 million to Bekky Okengwu’s account and N9. 5 million to Chukwuemeka Okengwu’s account. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges. The case has been adjourned to Sept. 22 for hearing of the bail application.The judge ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison.