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EFCC uncovers fresh $72.87m linked to Dieziani in Fidelity Bank

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a former Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo, allegedly over an additional $72.87m still in the coffers of the bank.

The whooping sum is said to be linked to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Okonkwo and Charles Onyedibe were currently being quizzed by operatives over the latest discovery.
Okonkwo, who is the chairman of First Bank Holding, alongside others, had earlier been grilled over $153m and another $115m by the commission.
While all the $153m were recovered by the EFCC, the cases involving $115m, as it relates with the Independent National Electoral Commission bribery matter, are in various courts.

The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed these in a statement on Wednesday, titled, ‘Diezani: EFCC uncovers additional $72.87m in Fidelity Bank.’

It said, “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.”

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