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Female Bank Manger, Reps Member Dragged To Court Over N35m Fraud

The EFCC on November 1, 2017 closed its case against a House Member Reps Mashi Dutsi constituency in Katsina State, Mansur Ali Mashi and a former bank manager Zainab Rufai Yusuf. 

The duo were arraigned for allegedly colluding and fraudulently embezzled the sum of N35,000,000 (Thirty Five Million Naira Only) from First City Monument Bank where the first defendant Zainab Rufai formerly worked as a branch manager.

The fraud was perpetrated through fraudulent account opening. It was said that at least 35 accounts were opened in the name of different customers without their knowledge.

When the purported account owners were invited to tEFCC, they revealed that the first second defendant Mansur, only collected their passport photographs on the pretext that he would give them big jobs or secured loan facility for them. After the accounts were opened, the first defendant funded each account with the sum of N1,000,000 (One Million Naira Each) totalling N35,000,000 (Thirty Five Million Naira Only).

This was confirmed by the investigation officer of the case Mamman Nasir during cross examination.
The case was adjourned to December 14th, 2017 for adoption of no case submission by defendants.

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