January 29, 2022


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Diezani: EFCC Uncovers Additional $72.8m In Fidelity Bank, Arrest ex-Bank MD

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as part of the ongoing investigations into the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has arrested a former Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo, allegedly over an additional $72, 870,000million still in the coffers of the bank.

Okonkwo, had earlier been grilled over a sum of $153million and $115million by the Commission.

According to the EFCC spokesperson Wilson Uwujaren, while all the $153 million were recovered by the EFCC, the cases involving $115million, as it relates with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, bribery matter, are in various courts.

Okonkwo and Charles Onyedibe are currently being detained by the EFCC over the whereabouts of the new $72.8m.


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