Monday, March 17, 2014
Female Banker arrested for stealing N17 million from the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero's account.
The Emir reportedly opened the account with the bank in 1967, just a few years after ascending the throne, but left it dormant over the years and the amount in the account grew to N46million. Amina who is reportedly an executive in the bank got tempted and deceptively requested for a cheque book, claiming it was for the emir. She went ahead to start operating the account and continuously withdrew monies from the account to the tune of N17million.
Her immediate boss eventually became suspicious when he noticed the difference in the signature of the Emir they have in their file and that of the signature on a cheque Amina presented and alerted the authorities.
Amina is currently in the custody of the EFCC alongside 12 colleagues who have been identified as accomplices. The bank has however raised the 17million from the accounts of Amina and her other accomplice and returned to the Emirs account. She is said to be married to a top staff of a broadcast organisation.