Union Bank of Nigeria Plc is currently battling to recover the whooping sum of N1, 626, 139, 795, 12 billion, allegedly lost to an elusive five-man fraud syndicate.
The alleged fraud syndicate consists of three Lebanese and two Nigerians.
It was reliably gathered that they have all fled the country.
Union Bank in its desperate efforts to get the alleged fraudster arrested and prosecuted, had reported the matter at the Force Criminal Investigation Department ForceCID, Alagbon-Ikoyi Lagos.
Meanwhile, men of ForceCID Alagbon-Ikoyi, has filed a three-count charge against the alleged fraudsters.
In the charge, the police alleged that the fraudsters and others now at large of conspiring among themselves to obtained the sum of N1, 626, 139, 795.12 billion, from Union Bank Plc by false pretence.
The alleged fraudsters were also accused of stealing the said amount from the bank.
The offences according to the police are contrary to and punishable under sections 8(a), 1(a), (c) & 1(2)of the Advance Fee Fraud and other related offences Act, 2006. And section 390 (a) of the Criminal Code Cap C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
However, no date has been fixed for the arraignment of the alleged fraudsters, as the police told the court that they have fled the country and efforts to get arrested and brought back to Nigeria is ongoing.