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EFCC Arrests 12 Bankers For Allegedly Stealing Funds From Some Dormant Accounts



Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 12 bankers for suspected fraud in Enugu State.

In a statement on Saturday, by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujarem, EFCC said the suspects were arrested on Friday by its operatives from Enugu Zonal Command of the commission.

It said preliminary investigations showed that the suspects allegedly stole funds from some dormant accounts in a branch of an old generation bank in the state.

The anti-graft agency gave the names of the suspects as, Anthony Odeniyi, Onyekachi Deki, Oguchukwu Ene, Chizaram Elendu, Uchenna Anyakora, Kingsley Onah and Elizabeth Akwe.

Others are, Victoria Ezedie, Obinna Chidi-Ukah, Uzochukwu Etoh, Harrison Udeze and Chinenye Acibe.

“The stolen funds were transferred from the dormant accounts to various beneficiaries, with the principal beneficiary already identified by the EFCC,” the agency said.

The EFCC did not say if the arrested suspects were staffers of the bank.

The identity of the bank where the alleged fraud occurred was also not disclosed.

“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” the EFCC added.

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