There appears to be little doubt about the fact that frauds in banks are a matter of the greatest concern to accountant, the monetary/political authorities and the generality of Nigerians today. It is so for many reasons. The methods acquire sophistication by the day. The size increases in geometric progression. The people involved hitherto are among the respectable members of the church, the mosque, and the community. Also, the results of the incidence are damaging. Frauds lead to unwarranted losses for the banks and put the management of each institution on its toes whilst expending hard earned resources and energies on fraud prevention and detection. Equally, importantly, every incidence of bank fraud literally chips off a bit of the publics confidence in the orthodox financial institution that banks are and delay or slow down the full development of banking habits in Nigerians.
In view of these, fraud is a number one enemy to all concerned with the growth and development of our financial institutions. Any effort to fight this enemy is thereby most desirable.