July 22, 2024

EFCC Drags Ex-Bank PHB (Now Keystone Bank) Director To Court Over N26.6bn Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dragged a former director of Bank PHB (now Keystone), Funmi Adenmosun, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

 The EFCC accused Adenmosun of carrying out an alleged N26.6 billion money laundering fraud.

The anti-graft agency dragged the former bank director alongside his company, Home Trust Savings and Loan Limited and a private company, Rare Properties and Development Limited before Justice Daniel Osiagor on Friday.

The EFCC slammed a 10-count criminal charge of conspiracy, money laundering and fraudulent conversion of the proceeds of private placement raised from the public in the name of Investments & Allied Assurance Plc against the defendants.

Following Adenmosun’s ‘not guilty’ plea, EFCC prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo, asked the judge to fix a trial date.

Oyedepo urged the court to remand him in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS) till the determination of the charge.

Reacting, the former bank PHB director through his lawyer, Wale Adesokan, disclosed that a bail application has been filed and served on the prosecution, asking the court to release his client.

Ruling, Justice Osiagor rejected EFCC’s request and granted the defendant bail in the sum of N250million with two sureties.

The judge adjourned the case to February 25 and March 4, 2022 for hearing.

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