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18.02.2022 Featured One Arrested As GTB Refunds Customer’s Missing N2.95m After FIJ’s Story

Published 18th Feb, 2022

By Tola Owoyele

Forty-nine days after the fraudulent disappearance of N2.95 million from the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) account of Bankole Clement, an Ibadan, Oyo State resident, the bank has refunded the money.

This confirmation came from the bank customer in a chat with FIJ on Friday afternoon — three weeks after FIJ reported the case.

“After your story, I was invited by some senior officials of the bank to its Dugbe office on January 31. I decided to honour the invitation in the company of my wife,” Bankole said.

READ ALSO: N2.95m Vanished From GTB Customer’s Account. He Fainted

“The session was a pretty hot one, as it provided me with an opportunity to voice my disappointment over the way the bank had been handling the issue.”

Credit Alert reflecting the reversal.
Screenshot of the reversal

After the meeting in Dugbe, Bankole said he subsequently got an invitation from Iyaganku Police Area Command, Ibadan, on the issue.

“Apparently, after the meeting, the bank decided to request the help of the police in helping them investigate and resolve the issue. When I got there about a week ago, I was asked a few questions and was also told to sign a form. After doing all these, I left the command,” Bankole said.

“Three days ago, without getting any further calls from either the police or the bank, I suddenly received an alert showing that the money had been reversed.”

READ ALSO: Wema Bank Refunds Ibadan Retiree’s Missing N450,000 After FIJ’s Story

FIJ also gathered that a suspect is now in custody in connection with the case.

“I was supposed to use the money to prosecute my master’s programme in the UK before its sudden disappearance. I however thank God that the issue has now been resolved. Better late than never. I will reapply come September,” he added.

On December 31, 2021, the amount had been mysteriously transferred from Bankole’s GTBank account into a SportyBet account by unknown person(s), and without his knowledge and consent.

He fainted afterwards and it took several efforts by family members and friends before he was resuscitated.

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Published 18th Feb, 2022

By Tola Owoyele

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