The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), has announced the arrest of a primary school teacher, Mrs. Roseline Uche Egbuha, three staff of a new generation bank, as well as a lawyer over alleged money laundering to the tune of N550 million.
Spokesperson of the ICPC, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, made the disclosure in a statement, Friday.
“Mrs. Egbuha, a teacher with Ozala Primary School, Abagana, Anambra State, was earlier arrested in October, 2019 by ICPC and granted administrative bail, after an investigation into her financial transactions consequent upon the receipt of a petition, had shown her alleged involvement in money laundering.
“Also in ICPC custody are a Compliance officer of GTB, Beckley Ojo, an Operations Manager, Chisomaga Daly-Okoro, a staff of the legal department of the bank, Sarah Ugamah and an external lawyer to GTB Nsikak Udoh.
“They were alleged to have connived with the school teacher to perpetrate the fraud,” Okoduwa said.
She further explained: “ICPC, in a series of investigation, found that the school teacher had N539.5 million in her Guaranty Trust Bank account alleged to have been proceeds of money laundering from Malaysia.
“She had told investigators during interrogation that the money found in her account belonged to her 24-year-old son, Chidozie Fabian Ejeaka, whose whereabouts could not be established.
“A Post No Debit (PND) was placed on the account to allow the Commission to carry out further investigation, while a case of forfeiture of the suspected proceeds of crime was instituted against her in a court of law.
“However, Mrs. Egbuha approached another court to challenge the restriction placed on her account by ICPC, as well as ask for the enforcement of her fundamental human rights,” she explained.