Bank manager diverts N40bn customers funds, wanted by the INTERPOL

Nigerian Concord Newspaper

The Nigeria Police Force has declared one Tijani Muiz Adeyinka, an employee of First Bank Plc wanted over an alleged diversion of over N40 billion from various customers’ accounts to different accounts in his control.

According to the police bulletin, Tijani is wanted by the INTERPOL section of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID). A warrant of his arrest has reportedly been issued by a High Court in Abuja.

Tijani, a Manager in the Electronic Products team, allegedly used his position to process customer reversal requests into merchant accounts he controlled.

The police have declared him wanted on four charges, including criminal conspiracy and cheating.

While earlier reports suggested about N12 billion was diverted, further investigations revealed it was in excess of N40 billion. The police had obtained three court orders in April to block hundreds of bank accounts believed to have received the stolen funds.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *