The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rearrested the former managing director of Fidelity bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo over new funds discovered to have been laundered by Diezani Alison-Madueke through the bank.
Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, jami’in Bankin Fidelity da EFCC ta kama
Okonkwo was questioned by the ant graft agency in connection to the role of the bank in the disbursement of fund by the former minister of petroleum resources during the 2015 election.
It was reported that the money was kept in the bank and disbursed to electoral officers to campaign the re-election of Goodluck Jonathan.
Okonkwo was released after questioning but according to Sahara Reporters, he was called for questioning again after the discovery of fresh details on $153 million disbursed by Diezani.
Also under arrest is one of the bank’s Heads of Operations.
Mr. Okonkwo had previously not disclosed the transactions to investigators at the EFCC during his first questioning which prompted his re-arrest.
Meanwhile, following the initial arrest of Mr Okonkwo, the Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank Plc appointed the executive director, north, Alhaji Mohammed Balarabe, as the acting managing director/chief executive of the bank.
The bank, however, reassured the over 400,000 shareholders and 3.4 million customers of its continued seamless services.