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Published On: Thu, Aug 21st, 2014

EFCC arrests two bankers over N9m fraud

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EFCCBy Joy Baba

Two bankers, Rowland Alozie, Segun Osho and their accomplice, Abass Kolawole have been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) for alleged conspiracy and fraudulent conversion of Rivers State Board of Internal Revenue Cheque for the sum of N9554, 286 (Nine million, five hundred and fifty-four thousand, two hundred and eighty six Naira).

A statement, signed by the Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren said Rowland and Segun, both staff of the Moscow Road, Port Harcourt branch of Access Bank, colluded to convert an Ecobank Manager’s Cheque belonging to one Rockson Engineering issued as tax payment to the Rivers State Board of Internal Revenue.

The statement said the third suspect; Abass Kolawole was arrested when he allegedly approached a branch of Ecobank in Lagos to cash the Manager’s Cheque through his account. “The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded” the statement also said.

 

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