An angry customer of Wema Bank has alleged that staff of the bank aided efforts to defraud him by removing some monies between October, 24th and 28th, 2021 from his account.

The customer, Ayodeji Bamikole Ajogbeje with the account Number: 0220804240 said he left Nigeria since 2017 and “any withdrawal/debit/airtime purchase from my account since February 2017 till date, aside bank services charges, is fraudulent and was not authorized by me”

Speaking with Gatekeeper News, Ajogbeje said he still gets emails from the bank whenever transactions occurred on his account.

“As at today, I am not living in Nigeria. But I still deposit in my account with Wema bank. I don’t have ATM on the said account neither do I have any phone number linked to the account. I was so shocked to get many emails on debit transactions on my account between October 24th till date.” He said.

According to him, “there have been 47 unauthorized/ fraudulent interbank transfers and phone number transactions in my account. The banks involved in the transfers are Gtbank, Access and Polaris banks.”

From the transactions emails made available to us, the names of beneficiaries are Umar Auwar, Khadija Ahmad Ahmad, Hassan Rahma, Sani Amina and Lawan Aliyu while the user of +2348168006800 received many data purchase.

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How is it possible for online transactions to take place in an account that does have ATM? Nor profiled for any online transactions? Ajobgeje queries.

Efforts to get the Wema Bank’s response to the allegation proved abortive. When this medium contacted the bank via their email and WhatsApp  number, their responses were neither ready to address the issue nor prepared to answer our questions.

Ajogbeje’s suspicion on these illegal transactions is that an insider with the bank must have aided the deal. He is asking the bank to stop further deductions in his account and refund the total sum of N190,584.06 (One hundred and ninety thousand, five hundred and eighty-four naira and six kobo) taken away.