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Man detained by the EFCC for squandering 20 million mistakenly sent into his account

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A young man identified as Haruna Samuel has been arraigned by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for spending a whopping number of 20 million mistakenly sent into his account.

According to several reports, the young man received a credit alert of a whopping number of over 20 million in his account on 3rd December 2020 instead of reporting to the bank about the misfortune, he decided to spend it for his want.

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A statement released by the EFCC also detailed other reasons why he was arraigned today.

The statement said:

“The Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 arraigned a serving airman, Lance Corporal Haruna Samuel of the Nigeria Air Force Base, Kaduna before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna on a one count charge bordering on theft and criminal misappropriation”

“The defendant was alleged to have on December 3, 2020 received a credit alert of the sum of N 20, 014,300 (Twenty Million, Fourteen Thousand, Three Hundred Naira) into his bank account. The money was sent in error from the account of his employer. Knowing full well he wasn’t expecting any payment of such magnitude, the defendant instead of reporting the issue to his bank or employer, went ahead to withdraw part of the money for personal use, including settling debts.”

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