The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has launched an investigation into how a suspicious $5.3m wire transfer found its way into the account of an oil firm in the country. The firm, Facegood Oil and Gas Company is domiciled in an unnamed new generation bank.
The anti-graft body has already declared a manhunt for the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, one Mr. Clark Ejeren.
While the Commission searches for the CEO, there are strong indications that the Managing Director of the new generation bank may also have been quizzed for the failure of the bank to alert the Nigeria financial intelligence unit of the EFCC on the suspicious transfer.
THISDAY learnt that the contentious money hit the Oil Company’s account in the new generation bank about two weeks ago in a curious manner that attracted the attention of the anti- graft agency.
The Commission which has traced the movement of the fund from Europe is said to be looking for the company’s Chief for interrogation on the nature of business that fetched him such high wire transfer.
When contacted, the Spokesman of EFCC, Femi Babafemi confirmed the report in a text message reply to an sms enquiry.
Meanwhile, the commission Tuesday arrested former Governor of Enugu State, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani in Abuja over fresh allegations of subversion of justice in the corruption charges brought against him by some human rights agencies in the. state.
Nnamani, who ran in the last election for Enugu east senatorial zone under the People for Democratic Change [PDC], which he lost to the PDP candidate, will be arraigned at the Federal High Court, Enugu on Thursday to answer to the fresh charges.