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After SaharaReporters’ Story, Polaris Bank Refunds Customer’s N20million Stolen By His Account Officer

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Polaris Financial institution has refunded the sum of N20 million to Ajibola Sanusi, an account holder who had his cash transferred from his account with out his consent. 

Paperwork seen by SaharaReporters had uncovered how a employee with the financial institution stole the cash from Sanusi’s account.



A test by the newspaper on the account assertion confirmed {that a} complete of N19,732,190 was stolen by an worker of the financial institution between July 5 and 12, a couple of weeks after Sanusi referred to as the financial institution and directed that the account needs to be blocked.











Utilizing proxies, the cash was transferred to completely different accounts belonging to Gbenga Adebisi Florence, Abdulazeem Olamide Bello, Dudafa Preye, Sakirat Adesiju and Shukurat Tayo Ibitoye with out Sanusi’s authorisation.

“So I visited Nigeria final week and came upon my financial savings account had been tampered with by the workers of Polaris Financial institution, Pc Village department, Ikeja, Lagos. Over N20 million was stolen from me,” Sanusi had informed SaharaReporters.

“For the three months, I realised I finished receiving my month-to-month e mail alerts, which bothered me. On June 18, 2021, I obtained an alert of debited sum of N50, so I referred to as the customer support (quantity) instantly and the girl requested if I used to be aware of the title Ismail Bello and I responded that it sounded acquainted however I could not keep in mind. She mentioned the particular person was my account officer, so I requested her what would my account officer need to do with N50?

“She mentioned he may do this to trace my steadiness, so I requested how a lot is my steadiness for the time being and he or she informed me the precise quantity I used to be anticipating to listen to.

“So I informed her to please block my account and that nobody is authorised to make any withdrawal besides me and that it needs to be me coming bodily and he or she claimed she did it. So arriving in Nigeria on Saturday, seventeenth of July at about 11:45am, I received to my department the place I opened the account and was informed I did not have sufficient steadiness in my account.

“At first, I believed it was a joke, so one in every of their workers members got here to me and confirmed me a pretend Nigerian passport that was used to create a web-based banking.

“Based on what one their workers members confirmed to me, I might see they’ve a document. I referred to as in on June 18 requesting that they need to block my account. I requested for a printout copy of the statements and I noticed how my cash was being transferred every day to completely different accounts.

“They transferred the cash after I had blocked the account, I believe the so-called Ismail Bello eliminated the N50 deliberately to see possibly I’d go to the financial institution. Perhaps as a result of he didn’t see me, he and others thought one thing dangerous had occurred to me and stole my cash.”

Talking to SaharaReporters on Friday, Sanusi mentioned he has been refunded by the financial institution.

“I simply received refunded, SaharaReporters did it. Because of the SaharaReporters’ group for being the voice of the unvoiced,” he mentioned.

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