Ogbeta.ng: Ex Bank Auditor Sent to Prison After Stealing N28 million from His Bank

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Ex Bank Auditor Sent to Prison After Stealing N28 million from His Bank

Ikechukwu Chukwuma, a former banker, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice M.A Onyetenu of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Chukwuma was sentenced after he was convicted of defrauding his bank, Diamond Bank, of N28 million.


According to The Nation, the judge also ordered the convict to pay N15 million to the bank. The sentence is to run from the day he was convicted, March 15.

Also, an oil bunkerer, Basil Anoliefo, was convicted and sentenced to one year prison.

Mr. Chukwuma, a Resident Internal Control Auditor in charge of Ikwerre Road and Oyigbo Branches (both in Port Harcourt, Rivers State) and Yenagoa Branch (Bayelsa State) of Diamond Bank Plc, used his position and influence to fraudulently transfer N28 million into his account.

He was first arraigned on July 2, where he pleaded not guilty to the charge. Justice Onyetenu found him guilty of the three charges against him, and sentenced him accordingly.

Also, Justice Onyetenu convicted and sentenced Mr. Anoliefo to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for illegal dealing in petroleum products. The judge found the convict guilty of two charges of conspiracy and illegal dealing in petroleum products brought against him by the EFCC. The sentence is to run from the day he was convicted, May 9.

Mr. Anoliefo was arrested by Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, and handed over to the EFCC on April 15. He was first arraigned on March 15.

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