Fraudulent Transaction: First Bank Customer Demands For Refund




One of the numerous customers of First Bank Plc, Dele Adeyemi, has called on the management of the bank to refund the sum of N100, 000, 00, which was fraudulently diverted to unauthorized beneficiary.

Dele, a resident of 18, Ajibade Street, Mokola, Ibadan, Oyo State, also called on the relevant authority to compel the management of the bank to make refund of the money following persistence of the bank to grant his request since 2018, when the alleged fraudulently transaction occurred.

Dele’s plea for refund of the alleged fraudulent transfer as reported in today’s edition of Punch Newspaper, reads in part, “Permit me to use your authoritative medium to lodge this complaint against First Bank, Agodi branch, Ibadan. I will value your patriotic action at ensuring that this is brought to the attention of those concerned. It has to do with the attempt of First Bank to defraud me of my hard earned N100,000.

“On September 3, 2018, I instructed Agodi branch to transfer the sum of N100,000 from my account 3046425868 with Agodi branch to Taofik Lawal to settle a debt but to my surprise, I just got the reply that the account of Odimayo Adeleke had been credited and my account 3046425868 had been debited. This baffled me as I didn’t know or had any relationship with the said Odimayo.

“Since it was weekend, I rushed to the bank the following Monday with a letter to lodge necessary complaint about the fraudulent transaction. The Manager admonished his subordinate who treated the issue and promised that I should be patient as they would recover the money and credit my account back. However, I have been following the matter up since then but First bank has refused to refund the N100,000 which was fraudulently debited to my account.

“I need the relevant regulatory authorities to come to my aid and compel the bank to refund my money. I cannot afford to lose such a huge of money to a bank’s inaction”.

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