1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY
The banking system in Nigeria from 1993 till data has been characterized by diverse mismanagement resorting from so many factors ranging from volume of capital to bank reserve in made of transaction, bankers/customer relationship and on the human factor frauds which have till date been threatening the corporate existence of the banking system in Nigeria (AKIN TNDE: 2002,P34).
‘Fraud as the subject matter of this project, is not a very helpful term, its essential meaning is “dishonesty” but generally fraud as also implies a measure of at least attempted concealments and certain an intention to gain on the part of the defrauder (Okeke: 200,P.1). Fraud is such wide spread corruption involving humorous and repeated acts that have characterized cased of public scandal. It is impossible to give definite fraud for the number of frauds perpetrated in the banking system. Most cases probably go undetected and those reported are often difficult to measure.
Fraudsters capitalize on certain loopholes in the banking system to manipulate figures thereby increasing fraudulent practices in Nigeria banking system. It is due to this increasing trends of frauds in the Nigeria banking system that has inspired us to undertake the study, that is
a) To identify the causes of frauds in Nigeria Banking System.
b) To point out the dangers of frauds to our economy.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS
Without mincing words, fraud is the problems. We shall see in the course of this work, the causes of fraudulent activities in the Nigeria banking system. Banking meaning the act of receiving, keeping and safeguarding money and other items of utmost security while fraud is an act of deceit of person(s) by person(s) in other to make money and the likes, illegally. Having understood these two key words, we shall now see some to the problems of fraud fraudulent activities in the highest order as regards our banking system here in Nigeria.
Forgery: It is defined by 1913 forgery act as the making by false documents in other the it may be used as genuine with the intention to defraud or deceive.
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