8th September, 2010
A widower and father of three, Mr. Kehinde Oluyoye has accused officials of the Omole BranchÂ of Oceanic Bank Plc of complicity in an ATM fraud which led to his losing N6,000.
Oluyolee, a telecoms technician, claimed that he got a debit alert from the bank informingÂ him that the sum of N6,000 had been withdrawn from his account number: 2260001011365 withÂ the bank recently.
He said efforts to get the bank to investigate how the money was withdrawn without hisÂ knowledge has been frustrated by officials of the bank.
Oluyole claimed that he was saving the money to pay his rent which is due to expire soon.
The widower also alleged that the alert did not state the name of the bank where the moneyÂ was withdrawn, only the address which was 23, Ijaiye Road, Ogba Lagos.
The widower claimed that when he lodged a complaint, he was told the withdrawal would beÂ reversed. When this was not done, he went back and demanded to block the account, a form wasÂ given to him to fill.
However, he said he was instructed by an official of the bank not to state the reason forÂ wanting the account blocked in the space provided. He was later asked to go to the bankâ€™sÂ head office if he was really interested in getting his money.
Reacting to the issue, a spokesperson for the bank who refused to mention his name said theÂ victim should come over to the bank for the issue to be sorted out.
He said the situation could have resulted from a mix-up or an error on the part of Oluyole.
However, Oluyole went to the bankâ€™s headquarters and he was told the money would be returnedÂ to his account but all efforts to get the money back has proved abortive since about twoÂ months now.