The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Uyo Zonal Command, has secured the conviction of two bank officials identified as Mbuk Idongesit and Daniel Akpan Eno for conspiracy and theft of funds from the account of a deceased commercial bank customer.

The bankers in May conspired to steal from one Godfried Godwin Osso a deceased bank customer. They reportedly conspired with one Utibe George posed as a stepson to the deceased bank customer.

In a statement made available the official Facebook page of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) disclosed that the duo were served a 3-month jail term with Mr Apkan given an option of N50,000 fine and Mr Idongesit N30,000.

The presiding judge, Edem Ita Kufre, directed that that the convicts be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Service facility until they pay their fines.

Findings revealed that Mr Okon with the help of Mr Utibe withdrew the sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N1,500, 000.00). Mr Akpan also got the sum of One Million and Forty Thousand Naira (N1, 040, 000.00) from the racket while Godwin Mbuk benefited the sum of One Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira (N130, 000.00) only.

However, the third defendant, and alleged accomplice, Victor John Okon pleaded “not guilty”. His trial was adjourned till August 10, 2021 for consideration of bail application.

The anti-graft agency said it commenced investigations upon petition from the bank, alleging dubious withdrawal of funds from the deceased account into the accounts of family members and acquaintances, from where they were diverted to for personal use.