By Our Reporters
One of Africa’s biggest financial institutions, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) and popular betting company, Bet9ja have been accused by a customer of GTBank, Mrs Funke Adeoye,
of defrauding her of the sum of N230,000.
Information gathered by News Hub Mag! suggests that Mrs Adeoye’s money was used to gamble on the popular online gambling site, Bet9ja.
The victim who narrated her ordeal to News Hub Mag! weekend said she is in deep sorrow as the bank defrauded her of the sum of two hundred and thirty thousand naira, N230,000.00 on Saturday 15th of August 2020.
In her words, “It is unbelievable that the bank can stoop so low as to use my money to play betting but apparently that is what has happened. I use the Abule Tailor GTBank branch, in Abule Egba Area of Lagos State. Exactly at 12:23am on this fateful day, I received a debit alert of One hundred thousand naira (#100,000.00) twice and the money was sent to KC GAMING NETWORKS LTD, a bet9ja account located at 9 Funsho Williams Avenue Ojuelegba Lagos, Nigeria.
“At daybreak, another two different number bought five thousand naira recharge card with my account in six places giving a total of thirty thousand naira.
“When I woke up and see the debit alert on my phone, I felt frustrated and didn’t know what to do because as at Friday before I slept 700 thousand naira was in my account, I waited patiently till Monday.
“I went to the bank and one of their staff said that someone close to me might have tampered with my phone or pin, but I told him nobody have access to my phone and pin. He checked and said i should come back in 48 hours and I left, but unfortunately for me I didn’t hear from them at my branch in Abule Tailor, Lagos.
“I was advised to inform the police about what happened to my money and I went to Ikeja police command to lodge a complaint, hoping to receive a positive response from the bank but nothing has been done till now. I’m strongly of the opinion that they intentionally defrauded me and use my money to play bet9ja over the weekend.”
Speaking further, Adeboye said the police promised to swung into action and bring the fraudster(s) to justice but after waiting for 48hours, she went back to the bank on Wednesday to use alternative avenue to speak with GTbank which is GTBank connect.
“I asked them how many days it would take them to swing into action and revert my money but i was told it will take a long process.
“As a reputable organization, they can’t swing into action immediately to get who defrauded their customer? You forwarded my money to KC Gaming Network Ltd and you can’t do anything about it, even the numbers that were used to purchase five thousand naira reachage card are showing on your system.
“My money was sent to gambling office and I was told to wait for a long period of time, that means the bank action to defraud their customers is real because i didn’t disclose my PIN, BVN to anybody, so the fault is from the bank.
“Even inside the bank a customer who has had such similar experience advised me to take a legal action because if I don’t, GTBank will not look into the matter and they will not refund the money, he told me the bank are now becoming fraudulent nowadays,” she lamented.
Adeoye however stated that she is ready to go to any length (lawfully possible) to get her bank refund her money. “I’m ready to appear live on your Facebook and other social media handles to tell the whole world my ordeal in the hands of GTBank,” she assured.
Efforts to get the reaction of the GTBank Abule Tailor branch manager and bet9ja office at Surulere proved abortive as at the time of filling in this repor