Aborted Fraud: CBN clears the air on suspended officials

Posted by News Express | 14 March 2016 | 2,409 times

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) this afternoon made clarifications on the suspension of some of its personnel following the fraud uncovered and aborted by the Bank last week in Abuja.

Answering questions from journalists in Abuja, the CBN’s Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Isaac Okorafor, explained that the affected personnel suspended by the Bank’s management had to undergo that administrative procedure because they handled the routine processing of the said payment.

Mr. Okorafor, who reiterated that preliminary investigations so far had not revealed any accomplice within the Bank, noted that management had to suspend the officers “in order to allow unfettered investigation into the matter.”

News Express recalls that the CBN in a statement last week stated that the bank had uncovered and aborted a highly sophisticated plot to defraud the apex bank by some criminal minded elements.

The statement, which was also signed by Okorafor, disclosed that the CBN management decided to place all key personnel involved in the transaction on suspension and had reported the matter to relevant authorities. The CBN, in the statement, assured the public that the security of the bank remained intact.

•Photo shows CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele.

Source: News Express

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