A staff of Diamond Bank, Obioha Okengwu, is placed under arrest for stealing N111.2m customers’ deposit over a period of time.
The Abia-born banker(pictured) helped himself to customers’ cash while working in the bank’s E-business unit where he handled daily settlement of Point of Sales (POS) and Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) transactions.
Currently detained at the Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi, after the lid on his shady activities was blown open, it was alleged that Obioha Okengwu was using depositors’ funds to credit four of his family members’ bank accounts.
His crime was so unsophisticated that when investigators looked for the missing money (N111.2m) they found some of it sitting in his relations’ accounts.
OrijoReporter gathered that Obioha who got married in August 2012(pictured his wife) once transferred N37million and N41. 4 million to two different accounts owned by his brother, Uchenna Okengwu(pictured right) while he credited another relation, Rosamund Okengwu’s account with N10 million.
The alleged criminal Diamond Bank staff was also accused of transferring N13. 3 million to Bekky Okengwu’s account and N9. 5 million to Chukwuemeka Okengwu’s account, both beneficiaries were said to be members of his family.