Union bank staff, Gladys Udia has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a seven-count charge; conspiracy stealing, forgery and alteration to the tune of N3,476,700.00 (Three Million Four Hundred and Seventy Six Thousand, Seven Hundred Naira only.
Udia was arraigned at a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt before Justice M.L Abubakar.
The Union bank staff, Udia, met her waterloo after Benjamin Akerele who is a Union bank customer lodged a formal complaint to the EFCC reporting missing funds from his bank account.
One of the counts read: “That you Gladys Udia and Dominic Okon a.k.a Paul (now at large) between the 24th and 31st of July, 2019, at Port Harcourt, Rivers State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, whilst you were staff of Union Bank Plc stole the sum of (N3,434,000,00) Three Million, Four Hundred and Thirty Four Thousand Naira only, property of one Benjamin Akerele and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 390 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap. C 38 of the Revised Edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) 2007 read together with Section 1 (1) (b) of the Failed Banks (Recovery of Debts) and Financial Malpractices in Banks Act, Cap B3 of the Revised Edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) 2007”.
According to the Petitioner, the total sum of N3,476,700.00 (Three Million, Four Hundred and Seventy Six Thousand Seven Hundred Naira only) was fraudulently withdrawn from his Union bank account between July 24, 2019 and August 6, 2019. The bank account was domiciled in Sokoto branch of Union Bank.