N1.4bn Bank Fraud: EFCC Moves Kogi Assembly Candidate to Lagos
The New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, candidate for the Kogi State House of Assembly, Ismaila Yusuf Atumeyi, who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja for a mega bank fraud, has been moved to Lagos.
The politician cum cyber-fraud suspect was flown into Lagos in the early hours of Wednesday, November 2, 2022 in continuation of the investigation into the scam. He is billed to be interrogated by another team of operatives at the Lagos Command of the Commission.
Atumeyi and two others, Joshua Dominic and Abdulmalik Salau Femi, a former bank employee, were arrested by the EFCC for allegedly hacking into the system of a commercial bank and defrauding the institution of over N1.4billion.
The EFCC had in a statement on Tuesday November 1, 2022 disclosed that it recovered N326million and $140,500 USD from Atumeyi during a sting operation at his hideout in Queens Estate, Gwarinpa, Abuja, while $470, 000 was recovered from Abdulmalik in Lagos