An accountant with the Fidelity Bank of Nigeria PLC, Uchenna Abazu (nee Chiaha) was arraigned at a Lagos Magistrate Court on criminal charges of forgery, stealing etc and the judge ordered her to be remanded at the Kirikiri maximum prison until the next hearing date
of 17 April 2009.
Uchenna studied Accountancy and graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsukka with a second class honours (upper division) in 2004 and joined Fidelity Bank plc in May 2006, after her youth service at entry level and was deployed to Domestic Operations.
She works in the e-business operations – a specialized area that required regular training within and outside Nigeria. To show how important she was, even as an EA, she just returned from training in South Africa; a rare privilege for any staff at her level.
Unfortunately, she used the training and skill obtained from her desk negatively by perpetrating fraud, through fraudulent transfers from one of the accounts she manages to her husband’s account. She successfully covered up by manipulating her colleagues and records, before luck ran out on her.
She is married with a two year old daughter and currently pregnant; unfortunately her husband of more than 2 years disappeared when the fraud was uncovered and has refused to show up, leaving her to her fate, even though he was the major beneficiary of the proceeds of the fraud.
Uche was arraigned at a Lagos Magistrate Cour on criminal charges of forgery, stealing etc and the judge ordered her to be remanded at the Kerkira maximum prison until the next hearing date of 17th April 2009.