Herbet Wigwe EFCC arrests Access, Sterling Bank CEO's over Diezani loot

The Access Bank CEO's arrest followed that of Nnamdi Okonkwo, CEO of Fidelity Bank, in connection with the $115million laundered through the bank by Diezani.

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Herbert Wigwe speaking to Pulse Nigeria at the Access Conference 2015 play

Herbert Wigwe speaking to Pulse Nigeria at the Access Conference 2015

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Media reports reveal that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC) have arrested Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Bank Plc, as money laundering investigations currently being undertaken by the anti-graft body shifts to Nigerian banks.

An EFCC source disclosed that Wigwe was quizzed regarding funds laundered through the bank by officials of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), according to report by Nigeria CommunicationsWeek.

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Operatives of The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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The report further reveals that the source also said that some questionable funds located in the bank was also traced to Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Petroleum minister under the Jonathan administration.

READ: EFCC to go after ex-minister's son over alleged $115 million missing funds

The Access Bank CEO's arrest followed that of Nnamdi Okonkwo, CEO of Fidelity Bank, in connection with the $115million laundered through the bank by Diezani to corrupt officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission to change the results of the past election to favor former president Goodluck Jonathan.

The report further stated that some of the INEC officials who received the money, N23.3 billion, have been arrested. Then came the arrest of Yemi Adeola of Sterling Bank.

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Sterling Bank boss, Yemi Adeola

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According to various reports, his arrest on Wednesday created quite the panic at the Marina office of the bank in Lagos as gun toting operatives frightened bank staff and customers before they finally stormed the office of Adeola and arrested him.

More details on the arrests and other developments as they come to light. Stay with Pulse Money to keep you updated.

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