Two members of staff of Access Bank are presently cooling off in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly conspiring to dupe the Rivers State Board of Internal Revenue in the sum of N9.5 million.
The bankers, Rowland Alozie and Segun Osho, were accused of conspiring with another man, Abass Kolawole, to fraudulently convert an Ecobank Manager’s Cheque belonging to one Rockson Engineering, issued as tax payment to the Rivers State Board of Internal Revenue.
Operatives of the anti money laundering agency apprehended the suspects some days ago.
Alozie and Osho, before their arrest, worked with the Access Bank branch on Moscow Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Kolawole was said to have approached a branch of Ecobank in Lagos to cash the Manager’s Cheque through his account before he was nabbed by the EFCC.
“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” the EFCC said in a statement.APROKO