Alleged N56m Fraud: Court remands bank manager, husband, two others in prison

The High Court sitting in Benin, the Edo State capital, has remanded a former manager of the United Bank for Africa, (UBA) Mrs. Florence Onome Odior, her husband, Mr. Sunday Odior and two others in prison custody over an alleged N55, 840. 00 fraud.

The accused had conspired among themselves to defraud one Moses  Obozohae, a customer with the bank, of the huge sum in the state.

Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele ordered that the four accused persons be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case to June 21, this year for ruling on their bail applications.

The manager of the Benin branch of the UBA, Mrs. Florence  Odior and four others were arraigned before the court by the anti-corruption agency, Economic  and Financial  Crimes  Commission (EFCC), on June 8, 2017, in suit no .B/ CD/ 1/ 2017  on 19-count change of fraud, stealing, conspiracy and convertion of the said amount to their personal use.

Mrs. Florence Odior, who is the principal suspect, was alleged to have defrauded an altered a forged document titled: TD 0990001445 dated August 2, 2012 for Moses  Obozokhae as genuine.
They were initially been granted administrative bail by the  EFCC after investigations.



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