Theft of money from banks is on the rise in Senegal. After Orabank, it is Atlantic Bank that reports $139 million in misappropriation.
Three agents are accused of embezzling more than 139 million CFA francs. An internal review led to legal proceedings following their arrest, according to Les Echos. The newspaper adds that one of the defendants, a Parcelles customer service agent, who was then disinfected in Pikin, N.K. Badian appeared in criminal court last Thursday.
She is being sued for 59,065,030 CFA francs. According to the source, the modus operandi was to expose dormant accounts using withdrawal slips with false signatures to deceive the vigilance of the agent in charge of lifting the ban. Before the transfer, the money was withdrawn from the account of her husband A.K. Badian.
Thus, the accounts of 15 clients were upgraded. The prosecution asked for 2 years in prison. NK Badiane will be scheduled for February 2nd, a discussion day. C. D. Diop, charged with withdrawing 76,805,000 CFA francs from 11 clients, and N. L. Seck, 3,623,666 CFA francs withdrawn from the accounts of 9 clients, will be tried on 11 January. Last November, Orabank was shocked by a $6 billion embezzlement.