Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Graduate steals bank customer's transfer slip, forges signature and attempts to withdraw N110k in Abuja (photos)

The Police in Abuja yesterday arrested Lukeman Ibrahim pictured above, a graduate of the University of Maiduguri, for attempting to withdraw N110,000 from an account that isn't his own.

According to Vanguard, Lukeman had trailed his victim, Theophilus Agada, to the bank. Theophilus was at the bank to do a transfer to another bank when he was allegedly accosted by Lukeman who stole his bank slip.

 Lukeman mastered Theophilus's signature, forged it on a withdrawal slip and attempted to withdraw N110,000.

 Luck however ran out on him when the bank officials detected that his face did not match the face of the owner of the account saved on their system. Narrating what happened, Theophilus said

"I was already out of the bank premises when they called me and said someone wanted to make a withdrawal of N110, 000 from my account. They said they had to call me because the suspect’s face did not match mine. On getting to my bank, I saw that the suspect forged exactly my signature and my full name. Everything was perfect except his face which gave him away. This is the second time the suspect is trying to defraud people at the bank. Last week, he attempted defrauding another person at the Area 3 branch of GT Bank but was arrested and later bailed only for him to repeat the same crime at Area 11 today. I want everybody to learn from this and know that while at the bank, they should be very alert as someone standing next could be a thief claiming to equally be a bank customer”he said
The suspect who is believed to be fetish as he had a big ring on his finger, was taken to Garki police station where he is being remanded.

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