Diezani: EFCC Arrests Bank Manager Over New $72.87m

Following the ongoing investigations of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, the EFCC has reportedly arrested a former Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo, allegedly over an additional $72.87m still in the coffers of the bank.

According to reports, Okonkwo and Charles Onyedibe were currently being quizzed by operatives over the latest discovery.

The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, has reportedly confirmed the arrest of the duo in a statement on Wednesday, titled, ‘Diezani: EFCC uncovers additional $72.87m in Fidelity Bank.’

According to the statement, “Okonkwo, who is currently the Chairman of First Bank Holding, alongside others, had earlier been grilled over a sum of $153m and $115m by the commission.”

The statement added that, “Okonkwo and Charles Onyedibe are currently being detained by the EFCC over the whereabouts of the new $72.87m.”

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