FastNews reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo, allegedly over an additional $72.87m still in the bank’s coffers, as part of the ongoing investigations of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Okonkwo and Charles Onyedibe were being questioned by operatives about the latest discovery.
Okonkwo, the chairman of First Bank Holdings, and others had previously been questioned by the commission about $153 million and another $115 million.
While the EFCC recovered all of the $153 million, the cases involving $115 million, which relate to the bribery of the Independent National Electoral Commission, are still pending in various courts.
Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesman, revealed these in a statement on Wednesday titled, ‘Diezani: EFCC uncovers additional $72.87m in Fidelity Bank.’
It read, “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.
“Okonkwo and Charles Onyedibe are currently being detained by the EFCC over the whereabouts of the new $72.87m.”