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Saturday, 15 October 2016

EFCC arrests military officers for diverting Soldiers’ N339m death benefits

Two military officers and four others have been arrested by EFCC operatives for allegedly opening fake accounts to divert N339million benefits of next-of-kin of deceased military officers and men within two months. The Nation reports that two other suspects involved in the crime are currently at large.
The arrested  military officers, a Wing Commander and a Lt. Commander, worked at the Military Pension Board while their accomplices were Branch Manager and Relationship Manager of United Bank for Africa (UBA). It was gathered that the auditors of UBA raised the alarm when its auditors discovered that huge parts of the funds were “cashed across the counter in a suspicious manner.”

Based on the alert by the bank, the EFCC stepped in to crack how the fraud was perpetrated.

A source in EFCC who confirmed their arrest said “We have arrested a serving Wing Commander, a Lt. Commander and four others for N339million death benefit of some deceased military officers and men. Two others are at large but we have watch-listed them. The affected military officers were both cashier and computer operator in Military Pension Board and they connived with six others to carry out the fraud in UBA branch, Wuse Zone 3 branch. Between April and June 2016, they opened accounts where benefits of the next-of-kins of deceased military men were diverted into. In fact, under two months, N339million was withdrawn and wired into more than 11 accounts. The withdrawal was in two tranches of N298million and N41million.

The Auditors of the bank observed suspicious withdrawal of huge chunk of the cash from  across the counter.

Speaking further, the source said all the suspects have admitted their involvement in the crime.
“During the investigation, the Branch Manager and the Relationship Manager confessed and admitted opening these slush accounts. Some existing accounts of customers and the friends of the suspects were also used to divert the funds. Findings confirmed that the husbands of the two bank officials benefitted from the death benefit fraud. Two suspects, who are personal friends of the Branch Manager and Relationship Manager are at large. But we have watch-listed them. We will soon arrest them. The military officers also admitted to have colluded and conspired with the bank officials to use the slush accounts for the fraud. These serving military officers incorporated a company each and funds were wired into the accounts of their companies.”

30 comments:

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ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

I wonder how people like this live with their selves knowing families are suffering because of their greed

kayode odusanya said...

Na wa o! Corruption in Nigeria is just too much. Can it ever be completely wiped out...or at least reduced to a minimum? I tire for my country.


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Sam Buraimoh said...

The perpetration of fraud in our Dear country is endless.It is so sad!

Okwuchukwu Okafor said...

Man's wickedness to Man, enjoying something dah z meant for a dead man's family...

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Iphie Abraham said...

Hmmmmm! Spirit of the dead people is at work. I hope they pay dearly for this. Wicked people







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Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Those involved in such act should be killed immediately
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Anonymous said...

Boss caught having sex in the office with his secretary

OSINANL said...

And this things are happening under buhari's nose and he says he is fighting corruption? Clueless man

livingstone chibuike said...

Oh my country Nigeria can u be better again?

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Odibe Blessing said...

People can be wicked seriously,you diverting a dead person benefits,if the ghost you now u will strt accusing innocent village ppl....why won't dat person suffer cancer after eating reaping where she or he did not sow,the same tin is happening to my family now since 2007 dey havn't paid my dad's own as a teacher.it's unfair

Odibe Blessing said...

Pls arrest them well and throw them inside d deepest part of kirikiri

christie benjamin said...

Wicked Officers, Fear God!

Uju Phil said...

Na waoh...

Bashir Danlami said...

Imagine some one died at the. Battle front another wicked officer diverted the benefit his family ought to benefit.

Jamila Shaibu said...

Good one

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

Anonymous said...

Yet, Buhari s Administration is the worst to you because I read a lot about your mudslinging all day long .

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

So sad that some people conscience is dead...

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Anonymous said...

Thunder strike you there osinanl. If not for pmb you think Efcc will do their job like this?

Anonymous said...

Your friends and colleagues died on the battle field and instead of assisting their families to get the benefits on time, you connived with bankers to steal funds meant for their benefits..... This people need to be thrown inside a tank of hot oil and fried to death

Matylder Ironbar said...

We are living in the last days.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Very good. Well done guys. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

God punish them. Blood money

Anonymous said...

What about their Army corroborators, that is the reason their Army corroborators don't want to rotate some soldiers that have over state in the North East, they want them to die so that they collect their benefit.

ONYI P.K. said...

Ironically, women bank officials who are supposed to sympathize with widows of the dead military men were the co-masterminds of this inhuman treatment. I am talking about the Branch and Relationship managers respectively. They have abused the trust hitherto reposed on them. They must be made to legally travel the hard road without unnecessary hiccups usually occasioned by judges and their conduits, the lawyers because no defendant or plaintiff has such easy access to a judge. The entire nation is monitoring this case.

Prince lexton said...

God is watching them closely....

Prince lexton said...

God is watching them closely....

Vivian Reginalds said...

good
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