Police operatives of the criminal investigation department at the Delta State Police Command, Asaba (State CID), have arrested the manager and five others of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Asaba, for allegedly diverting N369million funds of the state government into a fictitious account.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs. Celestina kalu, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, said investigation into the alleged fraud was on going, adding that they were granted bail after two days in detention.
The suspects, Mrs. Felicia Omoyenu, Luke Obasa, Maureen Joseph, Frank Obiorah and Jane Kuyi were reportedly arrested last Tuesday on a tip-off after they had allegedly diverted the funds into a fictitious account.
It was reliably gathered that a staff of the state internal revenue board, (names withheld) who leaked the ‘deal’, is now on the run following alleged threats by some relations of the suspects.
Police sources said the suspects, upon interrogation, had made useful statements, saying they shared the money among themselves and are currently being queried at the FCMB Head Office in Abuja.
But further investigation revealed that over N70 million was allegedly found in the Manager’s son’s account, while the five other suspects confessed to the crime, saying that they were only given part of the money.
Meanwhile, the Police in Agbor Ika South Local Government Area of the state have made a major breakthrough in arresting the hoodlums involved in the persistent snatching of motorcycles within the metropolis. - LEADERSHIP NEWS