Police Investigate Bank Staff in Minna for Illegal Withdrawal from Customer’s Account


Laleye Dipo in Minna

The Niger State Police Command is presently investigating a case of illegal withdrawal of money from a customer of a second generation bank account in Minna.

The case was referred to the police by an Minna Chief Magistrate Court which received a petition that a staff of the bank illegally withdrew the sum of N2.4m from the account of the customer.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bala Elikana, told THISDAY that a report was received on “this matter from the court and we are now investigating it.”
Elikana said though nobody has been arrested in connection with the crime, “a few staff of the bank have been invited and questioned.

‘We are still investigating the matter, if it is necessary for arrests to be made we will do so but we have not reached that stage.”

One Mrs Constance Orisakwe had brought ‘a direct criminal complaint’ against the bank staff before an Minna Magistrate Court claiming that the staff allegedly defrauded her of N2.4 million.

The complaint signed on her behalf by Mr Ihemeatulam Gavers of ‘Lord of Justice Chambers’, made available to journalists in Minna yesterday said the action of the bank staff was contrary to Section 315, 364, 179 of penal Code Cap. 94 law of the state.

The document prayed the court to issue a criminal summons for criminal breach of trust, forgery and impersonation against the suspect.