EFCC charges three ex-employees of Access Bank with the theft of N16 million in Enugu


On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s Enugu Zonal Command (EFCC) charged three former Access Bank employees and one other with stealing N15,944,100 from the bank.

The suspects, Ogbu Kingsley Ibekwem, Nwagbara Chidimma, Uwaezuoke Raymond, and Chidubem Angela Mgbeke, allegedly stole the stated sum before its transfer.

The Nottidge branch of the bank in Onitsha, Anambra State, turned over the suspects to the anti-graft agency, according to a statement released on Tuesday by EFCC spokesperson Dele Oyewale.

Before Justice Mohammed Garba Umar of Enugu State’s Federal High Court, suspects faced four charges related to conspiracy and theft.

One of the counts alleges that Ogbu Kingsley Ibekwe and Chidubem Angela Mgbeke conspired to retain N7,996,800 meant for evacuation to the Central Bank of Nigeria, knowing it to be proceeds of an unlawful act.

They pleaded not guilty.

The EFCC’s counsel sought a trial date and requested remand of the defendants at Enugu State Correctional Facility.

Justice Umar adjourned the matter until May 22, 2024, for trial, with the defendants remanded in EFCC custody pending their bail application.

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