Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have arrested a former banker, Gift Igbinosun, 35, for allegedly defrauding John Onuora Nnamdi and Mr. Obasogie Osagieduwa, of over N14.9 million.
The state command’s spokesperson, Chidi Nwabuzor, said the suspect who was sacked by his employer, Keystone Bank, two years ago, defrauded the victims on the pretext of helping them get new naira notes.
He said the suspect was arrested on July 20, by the command’s State Intelligence Bureau operatives, while acting on a complaint of alleged cases of impersonation, conspiracy, Advance Fee
fraud, obtaining money by false pretense, fraudulent conversion and
stealing reported by the victims.
He said, “The suspect paraded herself as a staff of Keystone Bank and fraudulently obtained N7.35 million from Mr. John Onuora Nnamdi.
“Also, the suspect paraded herself as staff of the same bank and fraudulently obtained N7.6 million from Mr. Obasogie 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,” he added.
Nwabuzor said the suspect committed the act under the pretext of giving them new naira notes of the same amount in return. He said investigations had been concluded and the suspect would be charged to court.
The suspect in an interview with journalists said, “Before now, I had been given Nnamdi mint currency and he would give me a commission. But I couldn’t meet up anymore, so I was owing him.
“The second person, Henry, I could give him any mint notes but 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.