The EFCC has arrested a UBA employee in connection with an N452m fraud.

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The EFCC has arrested a UBA employee in connection with an N452m fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged one Judith Nneka Nwagwu, a United Bank for Africa (UBA) employee, before Justice D.A Onyefulu of the Anambra State High Court in Onitsha on a seven-count allegation of forgery and gaining by deception totaling N452,047,000 GistIsland Online reports.

NewsReport learned that Ms. Nwagwu is accused of obtaining N192,000,000 (One Hundred and Ninety Million Naira) fraudulently from a complainant, for whom she was the account officer, under the guise that the bank had $400,000 for sale at a rate of N480 per dollar.

Her employers also petitioned the commission alleging that the defendant forged two fixed deposit certificates and fraudulently obtained the total sum of N260,047,000 (Two Hundred and Sixty Million, Forty-Seven Thousand Naira) from a customer under the guise of fixing the money for him.

 

Count 6 of the charge reads, “That you Judith Nneka Nwagwu, while being an employee of the United Bank of Africa Plc Onitsha Branch, sometime in 2021 within the jurisdiction of this court did make a false document titled “Malaexchio Global Limited with the value of N141,347,289,25 knowing same to be false and with the intent that it may be acted upon as genuine to the prejudice of Anthony Unigwe and United Bank For Africa Plc and you committed an offense contrary to Section 436 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap 36, Anambra and punishable under Section 444(3)(h) of the same law”.

 

She pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to her prompting prosecution counsel Michal Ani to ask for a date for the commencement of trial.

 

Justice Onyefulu granted her bail in the sum of N10 million with a surety in like sum. The surety must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.

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