Prior to several fraudulent acts currently happening in the Nigerian Commercial Banks, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), a human rights organisation, is at the moment planning to drag three commercial banks before the Apex Bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and anti- graft body, the Economy and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over perceived banking fraud against their customers.
The affected commercial banks are Guaranty Trust Bank(GTB), First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and United Bank for African (UBA). The group alleged that the banks’ officials were aiding and abetting the recent banking fraud in the banks where customers’ funds were transferred illegally to another account and also allowing the fraudsters to open an account with their Banks without necessary requisite, adding that they were colliding with the approved O’PAY agents through which the customers’ money were fraudulently removed.
In a statement issued and signed by the Executive Chairman of CHRSJ,Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman and copies were made available to newsmen on Friday, promised that the rights group would strive to ensure the end of this banking monster in the land by establishing a Banking-Customers Relation Unit. Comrade Sulaiman who disclosed that the rights group would use the Unit to stop the ongoing banking fraud of Nigeria masses of their meagre resources in the Nigeria banks. The group cited the defrauding of one Nigerian, Miss Alimi Ganiyat Temitope( ) of 41 Seriki Street, Lagos,who is a customer of Guaranty Trust Bank( GTB ) Plc with Savings Account Number:-0430971306 and little girl was defrauding of her sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Naira (N250,000k) between July 17th,2020 to August 5th,2020 through POS/WEB PURCHASE TRANSACTION-Opay*Flutterwave Ikeja NG. According to the group,it was surprising that the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTB) rufesed to help the helpless little girl to recover her money back when she reported to the bank of what happened to her money in their bank account which made the customer to suspect that their officials had the knowledge of the fraudulent transfer of her money to another account, thinking that she would not have audacity to ask for her money back. Giving another experience of a customer with Oko-Oba branch of FCMB,Mr. Ibikunle Adebayo (08103966336) of Account Number:-6027724010, where sum of One Hundred and Sixty-Nine Thousand naira (N169,000) were deducted from Ibikunle’s Account without his knowledge but with knowledge of the FCMB Bank official. They respectively used Osifoh Peter with UBA Account Number:-2052933837 and OPAY Account of Rufai Saidu with Account Number:-9031811238, to withdraw the sum of One Hundred and Sixty-Nine Thousand naira N3 from Ibikunle’s Account on Wednesday 11th of November,2020. Speaking further on the development, Sulaiman who gave Twenty-One (21) days ultimatum to the two banks(GTB and FCMB) to return the money back to GTB Savings Account Number:-0430971306 of Alimi Ganiyat Temitope and FCMB Savings Account Number:-6027724010 of Ibikunle Adebayo respectively. He reiterated that many bank customers have been the victims of such bank fraud in Nigeria, reiterating that the human rights organization would not hesitate to launch “#EndBanking fraud” nationwide protest.