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GTBank Employee Hacks Bank System, Steals Customer’s ₦10 Million

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Guaranty Trust Bank ( GTBank) has filed a lawsuit against one of its employees, Komolafe Oluwayomi, 45, for allegedly hacking into the bank’s system and stealing N9,989,000 from its account for personal use.

The defendant was ordered arrested by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Bar Beach division,  Victoria Island,  Lagos following a complaint by the management of  GTBank.

After an investigation by Inspector Patience Eguabor and team, Oluwayomi, a resident of Unity Close, Ojodu,  Lagos from Ondo State was charged before the Tinubu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos Island on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

Police counsel, Ben Ekundayo informed the court that the defendant committed the offence during working hours at the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc located at Oyin Jolayemi Street,  Victoria Island, Lagos.

Ekundayo told the Court that the defendant betrayed the trust reposed in him by his employer as the officer in charge of payment of drivers’ retirement benefits by fraudulently including the name and account number of his friend in the retirement benefits payroll and used it to transfer the sum of N9,989,000 into his friend’s account as if his friend is a beneficiary of the retirement benefits and later transferred the money from his friend’s account to his personal account domiciled at GTB Bank and converted the money to his use.

He said the management of GTB uncovered the fraud when they audited the drivers’ retirement payroll accounts.