Interpol Manhunt: CBN Staff and Accomplices Wanted in $6.23 Million Scam

Interpol Manhunt: CBN Staff and Accomplices Wanted in $6.23 Million Scam

February 14, 2024 0 By Fasholu Gabriel Oluwatobi

In a move to combat financial fraud within the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), President Bola Tinubu’s appointed Special Investigator has taken decisive action. Following an investigation into alleged fraudulent activities, a letter addressed to the International Police, National Central Bureau, urges the placement of three individuals on the Interpol red notice.

The request, made on Monday, is linked to an intricate scheme involving the forging of signatures and documents purportedly in the name of former President Muhammadu Buhari. The target: to siphon off a staggering $6.23 million from the CBN’s reserves.

Identified in the letter dated February 12, 2024, with reference number CR:3000/TSI/ABJ/VOL.1/85, are Odoh Ocheme, a CBN staff member, alongside Adamu Abubakar and Imam Abubakar. These individuals, now at large, are accused of orchestrating the elaborate conspiracy.

According to the Head of Operations at the Office of the Special Investigator, DCP Eloho Okpoziakpo, the trio allegedly collaborated in fabricating documents under the guise of the former President, leading to the illicit acquisition of millions from the CBN’s funds.

“The Special Investigator appointed by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to investigate the Central Bank of Nigeria, Related Entities and other Key Government Business Entities kindly requests you to place the above-named individuals on INTERPOL RED NOTICE,” reads the letter.

The document further underscores the severity of the situation, highlighting the magnitude of the theft orchestrated by Odoh Ocheme and his alleged accomplices. As investigations unfold, authorities are mobilizing efforts to bring those involved to justice and safeguard the integrity of Nigeria’s financial institutions.

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