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FCMB In Massive Fraudulent Scandal … customer battles for refund of millions stolen from his account

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A customer of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) who preferred to be called George Braide and who has an account with the bank at the Aba Road by GRA branch of the bank in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Port Harcourt is asking the bank to refund his N7 million which was taken from his account digitally within three days.

The customer of the bank, who preferred to maintain some confidentiality due to an ongoing police investigation, said what he first noticed on a Saturday early July 2022 was that his MTN phone line was no longer working and he went to an MTN service centre to log a complaint.

Braide, the 60-year-old retiree, after reporting the incidence of phone blockade at the MTN office was told that his phone had no issue that could warrant the blockade and his phone was subsequently unlocked.

After the phone was unlocked, and on his way to his car, messages started pouring in. There were multiple transfers to Opay accounts, binge purchases and all manner of withdrawals from his account starting from Saturday morning when his phone first went off.

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Then the climax was the transfer of N4 million from the account done just that Monday morning, probably while he was to the MTN office. In all N7 million was withdrawn from the account that has his retirement benefits between Saturday morning and Monday.

The advent of technology that seems to have reshaped the nation’s banking sector in the quest to meet up with its peers all over the world has created issues and has always made it easy for money belonging to customers disappears from their accounts.

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In the past all the banks had to do was to lock up the funds in highly secured vaults. It was always a tough job for the bank robber to reach them, secured by all manner of metallic barriers and human guards.

That’s why they would often target the bank tellers or hope to march the branch manager to lead them to the vault. Even here banks often had measures to make it a most onerous task.

All that has changed in the digital era as criminals can breach the computer systems of financial institutions to reach the digital equivalents of the good, old vaults, and move large sums of money that would’ve made the bank robbers of old quite envious.

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Then he began to wonder if something had gone wrong with his linking of his phone line to his national identity number which caused it to be suspended, as he had heard other people complain.

Because he was able to continue using his WhatsApp to make calls and reach people, the incentive for immediate rectification wasn’t there. So, he waited until early Monday morning to go to an MTN office to find out what had gone wrong with his phone line. (Daily Independent: Text, excluding headline)

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Gas Explosion kills man while he was preparing food (Photos)

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A Gas Explosion has killed a man at Ayimensah in the Greater Accra Region.

This sad incident happened this morning, Tuesday November 29, 2022.

Mr. Daniel, an agent was killed by the gas explosion this morning while preparing his breakfast.

The cylinder exploded and caught him in the fire.

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He was rushed to the hospital after the unfortunate incident but he passed away hours later.

The body has been kept at the morgue for autopsy and preservation.

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Native doctor shoots his client dead while testing bulletproof charm in Enugu

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Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a 23-year-old native doctor, Odoh Emmanuel, for accidentally killing his client while testing a bulletproof charm he prepared for him.

Odoh shot the deceased, identified as Onunze Benedict, with a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun in his shrine while testing the potency of the charm he made for him.

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who disclosed the incident in a statement released on Tuesday, November 29, the killing occurred in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.

The statement reads,

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“On 16/11/2022 at about 11.pm, police operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the Command, arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a native doctor) aged 23, of Umuaram Village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo LGA, for shooting and murdering his adult male client, one Onunze Benedict, of Eha-Amufu community in the same LGA.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect confessed to having used a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun to shoot and murder the said victim in his shrine at the mentioned location, while testing the gunshot protection charm he had prepared for him

“The gun has been recovered, while further investigation is ongoing at the Homicide Section of the State CID Enugu.”

The suspect will be charged to court once the police conclude their investigation.

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Ogun: Yahoo-boy kills girlfriend for refusing to remit fraud proceeds

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A 27-year-old suspected internet fraudster, otherwise known as Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has allegedly killed his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari over claims that she refused to remit to him, a proceed of fraud paid into the girl’s account by a victim.

The victim, an HND 1 student of Mass Communication, Gateway Polytechnic Saapade, Ogun State, was reportedly beaten to death by the suspect.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, was arrested Tuesday following a distress call received at the Ode-Remo divisional headquarters.

The police were informed that the suspect, a resident at 3, Mojubade Compound, Eredu Ishara, locked his door and started beating the girl, hitting her head against the wall.

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Efforts by neighbours to persuade him to open the door did not succeed, DAILY POST learnt.

Acting on the distress call, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, had quickly led his officers to the scene, “where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open.”

The police rushed the victim to the State Hospital, Ishara, where she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

The suspect said to be an indigene of Enugu State, is presently in police custody.

“On interrogation, the suspect informed the police that he is an internet fraudster and that a certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him,” Oyeyemi explained.

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He quoted the suspect as saying that the fight over the said money had eventually led to the death of the girl.

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Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution by the homicide team.

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