A Lokoja-based business woman, Alhajia Nana Aisha Abu-Ali, has petitioned the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged fraudulent withdrawals from the account of her company, domiciled with the Lokoja branch of the bank.
In a petition to the director, public complainants on fraud, EFCC, and copied to the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State command, the businesswoman, alleged that staffers of the bank colluded to illegally withdraw money from her account at the Lokoja branch of the bank, using the electronic platform, U-DIRECT.
Abu-Ali complained that even after the bank had acknowledged and admitted that she was defrauded, the bank had refused to refund her money amounting to over N1million.
She alleged that the bank first blocked her account on September 16, 2013, and upon enquiry from her account officer, she was asked to respond to some questions, only for her to receive debit alerts the following day showing massive unauthorised withdrawals from her account.
The petitioner alleged that the fraudsters first withdrew N489,141.75K, then in quick succession, withdrew N149,000, N99,141.75K and N278,141.75K.
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