Nnamdi Okonkwo refutes claim of EFCC’s arrest over NDDC fraud

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Nnamdi Okonkwo, former chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank Plc and newly appointed group managing director of First Bank Holdings has refuted claims that he has been arrested by the anti graft agency, EFCC

There are reports in the online media saying that Mr Okonkwo was arrested three days ago by EFCC and “has been providing useful information on his role in the sleaze and monumental fraud to the tune of N1.3 trillion in the Niger Delta Development Company (NDDC) during his time as the managing director of Fidelity Bank Plc.”

However, in an exclusive chat and video call with The Witness on Friday, the banker, in his reaction, said that he was never invited nor arrested by the EFCC over any NDDC fraud.

Okonkwo, who requested that the call be converted to video, said: “My brother, you can see me in my house, dining with my wife. I just returned from the gym and decided to have some rest. Please, it’s not true, I was not arrested and was never invited by the EFCC over NDDC fraud. Thank you very much for getting in touch,” he said.

Okonkwo, whose appointment as chairman of FBNHoldings takes effect from January 1, 2022, has more than 30 years of unbroken banking career spanning local and international experience.

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