The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has arrested a member of staff of Access Bank Plc identified as Elizabeth Modupe Osunjuyigbe.
It stated that the suspect was arrested for an alleged fraudulent diversion of over N34 million.
The suspect, who was arrested on April 30, allegedly sent a fraudulent request sometime in January to the Branch Service Manager of Access Bank, Adeola Odeku, Lagos State, to issue a draft of the sum of N31, 330, 165 in favour of Best Timland Nigeria Limited.
The anti-graft agency added that its investigations revealed that the suspect allegedly forged a solicitor’s letter dated January 19, 2021 directing the bank to issue the draft in favour of Best Timland, claiming that the request was for the payment of rent to the landlord of one of the bank’s branches in Akwa-Ibom State.
It said “the suspect will soon be charged to court.”