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BANK FRAUD AND ITS EFFECTS ON NIGERIAN’S ECONOMY (A CASE STUDY OF MAN STREET BANK NIGERIA PIC ENUGU)

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 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1 - 5 ::   Pages: 72 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract  ::   123 people found this useful

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CHAPTER ONE

1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

The level of fraud in the present day Nigeria has assumed on epidemic dimension. It has eaten deep into every aspect of our life to the extent that a three years old child talks about 419, the name given to the newly discovered fees fraud that is hunting us a nation. Fraud is defined as “deceit or tricking deliberately practiced in order to gain some advantages dishonestly.” For an action to constitute fraud therefore there must be a dishonest intention and the action must be intended to benefit the perpetrator to the detriment of another person.

Going by this definition, frauds in the Nigeria economy cannot be restricted to the banks alone. Although frauds cut across all sectors of the economy and that size of an enterprises usually determines the volume of frauds perpetrated, such problems as inadequate manpower, poor internal control system, inadequate incentives and unsuitable legal framework for dealing with offenders, downturn in the economy, recognition being accorded the wealthy people regardless of their sources of wealth play a major role in the perpetration of frauds. The fear now is the threats which this devilish and unscrupulous act will pos to the stability and survival of individual financial institution and the performance of the industry as a whole for one things, frauds result in huge financial losses to financial institutions and their customers, depletion of shareholders funds and capital base as well as loss of confidence in financial institutions.

Frauds and forgery also have negative effect on the banking industry. Today, various banks cannot withstand the growing pressure of competition among banks due to the monster called bank frauds. Equally, the confidence placed on banks are fast eroding because some people now prefer keeping their money at their homes instead of keeping them in the bank. The fear is now that if this act is not arrested, it might deplete our resources because foreign investors might not find it wise to transact business via our banks.

 

1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS

The problems of this research work will revolve around finding out the continuous cases of bank frauds in virtually all banks and other financial institutions. Other problems include why banks have not been able to find solution that will help in curbing the banks and financial institutions frauds.

Furthermore, the research is aimed at finding the economic effects of frauds to the total economy of the nation, and the consequences of these frauds to our international relationship on global market economy.

 

1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

The objective of this study is to identify the efforts of government and its agencies in the prevention and control of fraud. By so doing, one would have emphasized the tripartite segments involved in fighting this economic crime which is threatening the very foundation of the financial system. To be able to do this, this research seeks to identify the following:

a.   The causes of banks fraud in Nigeria.

b.  The nature of bank frauds.

c.   The extent of bank fraud in Nigeria and

d.  Ways of minimizing or eliminating bank fraud in Nigeria.

 

1.4 HYPOTHESIS

H0: Lack of effective internal control has not leads to

      banking fraud

H1: Lack of effective internal control has lead to banking

     fraud.

H0: Lack of enough motivation or incentive have not

     caused bank fraud

H1: Lack of enough motivation or incentive have caused

      bank fraud. 

H0: Bank fraud has not contributed to the dwindling

     economic fortune of our country.

H1: Bank fraud has contributed to the dwindling economic

      fortune of our country.

 

1.5 RESEARCH QUESTIONS

The following research questions guided this study:

1.  Does lack of effective internal control lead to banking fraud?

2.  Does lack of enough motivation or incentive causes banking fraud?

3.  Is bank fraud common in all banks?

4.  Does societal values contribute to bank fraud?

5.  Does bank frauds contribute to the dwindling economy fortune of our country?

1.6 SIGNIFICANT OF THE STUDY

The research work will be beneficial to bank and financial institutions who are directly facing extrication as a result of financial losses due to fraud. It will also be beneficial to the government and other public factors who are gradually losing confidence in banks, and the customer, bank relationship that are greatly hampered as a result of frauds. This project will also be beneficial to the general public who are losing huge sums of money to banks that are declared distress without adequate compensation. It will enable them know the various ways frauds are perpetrated. This can give them on insight to detect frauds easily. The general public will also benefit, as this will enable them know the role of the organizations or the management in checking frauds.

 

1.7 SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS

Bank fraud and its effects on our economy, is an extensive topic that may involve commercial banks and community banks. The researcher would like to touch all aspects of banking activities, but for want of time and financial constraints, the researcher limits his work to frauds in the commercial banks especially main street bank Nigeria PLC Enugu.

Most importantly, records and publications could be reached easily and frauds traced in the commercial banks than other banks. Though the writer dwelled a little into fraud in merchant Banks emphasis is place more on commercial banks. 

 

1.8 LIMITATION OF THE STUDY  

In the course of carrying out this research work, the researcher encountered some problem which includes.

1.  Time: due to limited time stipulated for the completion of this study by the institution researcher had no time to get more records from other banks.

2.  Finance: In carrying out such a research work the writer spend much money on transportation and collection of data.

3.  Availability of data: The research found it difficult to obtain data because of unwillingness of some officers to supply data or information needed by the researcher.     

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