Alleged N219m Fraud: Enugu Bank Accuses EFCC

Alleged N219m Fraud: Enugu Bank Accuses EFCC
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The Management of Ohha Microfinance Bank in Enugu State has raised alarm over the delay by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to charge one Oliver Anidiobi to court over alleged fraud of over N219 million.

Concise News understands that the Bank raised the concern in a petition addressed to the EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu. The petition which was signed by the Bank’s counsel, Olu Omotayo.

According to Omotayo, who disclosed that it was shocking that despite the investigation was concluded on the matter over six months ago, the Crime Commission had refused to charge the suspect to court.

The petition reads: “We write to you in respect of the above-mentioned matter on behalf of Ohha Micro Finance Bank of No.1, Ogui Road who we shall hereafter refers to as our client. We have its instructions and authority to write this petition to you.

“Our client was happy when the BF Section which investigated the matter informed us sometimes in the month of October 2018, that investigation into the matter has been concluded and the file is now in the legal section and the matter would soon be charged to court.

”Six months later the suspect Oliver Anidiobi who obtained N219 Million Naira by false pretence is walking the street a free man and boasting that nothing will happen. The moneys stolen by Oliver Anidiobi are depositors moneys (poor people in the society). The Legal section up till date refused to charge the suspect to court.”

Omotayo said the legal unit of the anti-graft agency had continued to give one reason after another, thereby, allowing the suspect to escape the course of justice.

“Sometimes in February 2019, I accompanied the Managing Director and another Director of Ohha Microfinance bank to meet the Head of legal Section and he assured us that the suspect would soon be charged to court as they are amending.

“We submit that the war against corruption of the Federal government will be meaningless if after investigation the case file against a suspect is dumped somewhere and the suspect are allowed to go scot free. Justice delayed is justice denied,” the petition added.

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