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THE ROLE OF INFORMATION AN]) COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) IN FRAUD DETECTION IN NIGERIAN BANKS. (A CASE STUDY OF FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA ENUGU)

THE ROLE OF INFORMATION AN]) COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) IN FRAUD DETECTION IN NIGERIAN BANKS.

(A CASE STUDY OF FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA ENUGU)


ABSTRACT

This research work aims at determining the role of information and communication technology in detecting fraud in the Nigerian banking system. The banking institution which has integrity and trust as its hallmark has been exposed to various forms of fraud and various means employed in defrauding banks. Fraud derails the society’s integrity and value among the committee of nations and in effect, affects the level of trust. The banking sector has been the cornerstone of economic and financial mainstay of any nation, hence the need for study of the role and the effectiveness of information and communication technology in fraud detection in the banking industry. First Bank of Nigeria Pie, Enugu metropolis was used as a case study. The research work treated the causes of fraud in Nigerian banks, forms of bank frauds, Effects and consequences of fraud in first bank of Nigeria plc, the information and communication technology and fraud detection in banks and Fraud control measures in banks.

The methodology adopted in this study is the survey research design%. There were interactions with bank staff of various cadres with structured questionnaire to know their own opinion. 400 questionnaires were administered of which 320 were duly completed and returned. Some of the findings from the research work reveal that lack of staff motivation has an effect on the incidence of fraud in Nigerian banks. It also reveals that the introduction of ICT into the banking industry has reduced the incidence of fraud in Nigerian banks. Further findings reveal that the Nigerian banking laws are not adequate for fraud control in banks.

Based on the findings of this study, recommendations made are the adoption of computer aids as tool for fraud prevention and control; banks should employ highly sophisticated security gadgets in their banks, like surveillance TV systems, on —the-spot photographing of customers etc. Proper reviewing of laws relating to fraud should be encouraged and stern penalties that commensurate with any offence committed should be embarked on.

ABSTRACT

This research work aims at determining the role of information and communication technology in detecting fraud in the Nigerian banking system. The banking institution which has integrity and trust as its hallmark has been exposed to various forms of fraud and various means employed in defrauding banks. Fraud derails the society’s integrity and value among the committee of nations and in effect, affects the level of trust. The banking sector has been the cornerstone of economic and financial mainstay of any nation, hence the need for study of the role and the effectiveness of information and communication technology in fraud detection in the banking industry. First Bank of Nigeria Pie, Enugu metropolis was used as a case study. The research work treated the causes of fraud in Nigerian banks, forms of bank frauds, Effects and consequences of fraud in first bank of Nigeria plc, the information and communication technology and fraud detection in banks and Fraud control measures in banks.

The methodology adopted in this study is the survey research design%. There were interactions with bank staff of various cadres with structured questionnaire to know their own opinion. 400 questionnaires were administered of which 320 were duly completed and returned. Some of the findings from the research work reveal that lack of staff motivation has an effect on the incidence of fraud in Nigerian banks. It also reveals that the introduction of ICT into the banking industry has reduced the incidence of fraud in Nigerian banks. Further findings reveal that the Nigerian banking laws are not adequate for fraud control in banks.

Based on the findings of this study, recommendations made are the adoption of computer aids as tool for fraud prevention and control; banks should employ highly sophisticated security gadgets in their banks, like surveillance TV systems, on —the-spot photographing of customers etc. Proper reviewing of laws relating to fraud should be encouraged and stern penalties that commensurate with any offence committed should be embarked on.

data processing with effortless ease. That it has been doing efficiently by giving timely and accurate information. The ability of computer to control manipulations,

frauds, and forgeries continue to give the banking system the urge to upgrade their information communication technology (ICT) department. If not for the introduction of information communication technology system in Nigeria, fraud could have defeated the Nigeria banking industry. In this view, despite the introduction of the first banking ordinance in 1952 and central bank act in 1958 including acts and ordinance with the amendments over the years to control and regulate the activities of the banks, fraud rather increased in size and the techniques gained more sophistication.

The introductions of modern banking methods like automatic electronic gadgets; communication systems and computers; fraud has a watchdog to check its excesses. Due to forgery in cheques, bankers are extremely carefully when clearing them, and most times the forged cheques look authentic and the owner will have to confirm the signature on the cheque as his own. It is against this backdrop that this study seeks to evaluate the role of information and communication technology in Nigerian banks with special reference to First Bank of Nigeria plc.

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