Abuja - Officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Compliance Unit on Tuesday stormed the headquarters of Fidelity Bank Plc in Lagos in connection with the ongoing investigations into the $115m (N23bn) scam involving the Managing Director of the bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo, and the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
It was learnt that a committee from Fidelity Bank had already made a comprehensive presentation to the CBN on its involvement in the deal.
This, according to the source, will further help both the apex bank and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the ongoing investigations.
It was gathered that the visit by the compliance unit of the apex bank to Fidelity Bank was to compare transaction documents with the presentation made by the committee.
Okonkwo was arrested last week and is been questioned over the lodgement and sharing of the huge amount in the build up to the 2015 presidential elections.
The EFCC also arrested the bank’s Head of Operations, Martins Izuogbe, for his role in the alleged scam, which the anti-graft agency described as unprecedented.
The fraud was uncovered when the EFCC began investigations into how officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers, Delta and Akwa Ibom states received N675.1m.
- News 24