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Four Zenith Bank Officials Face N3.6 Billion Fraud Charge


Four Zenith Bank Officials Face N3.6 Billion Fraud Charge

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned four top officials of Zenith Bank Plc before a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt over alleged N3.6 billion fraud. The officials are Mohammed Koko, Oropo Olakunle, Chimezie Kanu and John Ologundare.

A copy of the charge sheet obtained by Daily Trust said EFCC arraigned the officials on a 19 count charge over allegations of money laundering and advance fee fraud. They were said to have allegedly authorized separate payments of the said sum on different dates to some officials of the Rivers State Government who are now at large. EFCC said the offences were contrary to Section 10 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2004 and Section 7 of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006. The payments were effected from an account in the bank belonging to the State Government. Rivers Officials who were beneficiaries of the payment include Harrison Ba Princewill, Fubura K. Hart, Beauty Josiah and V.N Onyeche, who according to the commission are at large.


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