EFCC Arrests Former Sterling manager For N187m Fraud

The Economic and money Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal workplace on weekday, May 7, 2019, arraigned a former acting branch manager of Sterling Bank Plc, Oliver Anidiobi, before Justice C.O. Ajah of the state’s tribunal, sitting in Enugu, for a N187 million fraud.

Anidiobi, UN agency was additionally the Account Relationship Officer of OHHA Microfinance Bank, is facing a 32-count charge bordering on forgery and stealing from the microfinance bank.

Investigations by the Commission discovered that he used his position to convert the microfinance bank to deposit the aforementionedquantity with him with Associate in Nursingrelated letter of instruction (which he acknowledged) to Sterling Bank. He fastenedthe number on behalf of the microfinance bank, just for him to forge a ‘Fixed Deposit Certificate’ as proof of their investment.

He, thereafter, upon receipt of many instalments of the cash totalling N187 million (One Hundred and Eighty Seven Million Naira) amusedthe cash to his personal use to make a two-storey building of 5 flats, many plots of land on Enugu Port Harcourt freewayAssociate in Nursingd an uncompleted four chambercottage at Centenary Estate, Enugu. He additionallycreatedAssociate in Nursing investment of over N65 million (Sixty 5 Million Naira).

His journey to the dock began once OHHA Microfinance Bank set to liquidate their 2fastened deposits solelyto find that there was no record of the transactions found within the system.

One of the counts against him reads: “Anidiobi Oliver Chukwuka, someday between fifteenth day of August, 2014 and twenty eighth day of August, 2014 in Enugu, inside the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did commit a crime to wit: stealing by fraudulently changing to your personal use the combinationadd of N5 million Nigerian monetary unitsolely, being property of OHHA Microfinance Bank restrictedAssociate in Nursingd thereby committed an offence.”

He pleaded “not guilty” to the fees.

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