The world as we know it is evolving and this change is bringing forth new ways of transaction from the age of trade by barter to cash transaction to cashless transactions, and here cryptocurrencies are making waves in the financial market.
All these transitions have come with it’s flaws with which criminals have disturbed the financial ecosystem, thereby exploiting their victims, which range from ordinary citizens to mega Banks.
This is the case of a female staff at First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Nigeria whose husband in collaboration with two other staffs of the bank successfully syphoned the sum of N10,000,000.
It was gathered that the initial sum planned by the crew to elope with was about N600,000,000 but this could not be achieved as there were some loopholes during the transaction of the funds from the bank which alarmed the authorities of the act.
Swagenews gathered that of the four members of the crew that were involved which included, three men and one lady, three of which are staffs of the bank and one visitor who happened to be the lady’s husband, all who are currently in area 2 under the custody of the Nigerian Police except for the husband to the lady who is at large.
Also two other staff of the Bank have been placed on suspension for bridging certain security protocols which could have led to the effective perpetration of the crime.
In a meeting of the crew members it was agreed that each member, will be rewarded with the sum of N10,000,000 if the operation went on successfully, after setting into action by making use of staff previledges to gain access to the customers account there was an increase in the credit limit on the account in which the act was to be perpetrated .
Unfortunately for the suspects the operation was unsuccessful which resulted in the disappearance of the Staff’s husband leaving behind the wife and their 9 months old baby who are currently in the custody of the Nigerian Police whose case was transferred to the office of the Assistant inspector general of police at zone 2 ikoyi.
According to reports the failure of the plot was as a result of the alert received from the token enrollment number.
Although the party made away with some amount from the money, but the bank successfully recovered some undisclosed amount of money.
Up until now the mastermind of the act is still at large, leaving his wife and the other two members of staff to face probably jail term.
After being charged to the magistrate court in Ijebu ode, the wife to the mastermind was granted bail at the sum of N500,000 with one surety, while the two other suspects were granted bail of N500,000 with two sureties each.
The Ogun state police command has taken over the case which has been adjourned to September 7th 2022.
Meanwhile as at the time of filing this report all attempts to reach out to the Ogun State Police public relations Officer proves abortive.
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