EFCC tenders more exhibits against former Bank PHB boss

Mr. Atuche (in white) in one of his court appearances

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has tendered more documents showing credit transfers/approvals of about N23billion to companies linked to Francis Atuche, former managing director of Bank PHB, who is currently standing trial for stealing.

At the resumed hearing of the case in Abuja on Tuesday, Justice Lateefa Okunnu admitted the documents as exhibits against the former bank executive who is standing trial with his wife, Elizabeth Atuche and Ugo Anyanwu, the former chief financial officer of the bank.

Furthermore, Waidi Gbadamosi, an internal auditor of the bank, now Keystone Bank, who served as witness for the prosecutors, confirmed the authenticity of the admitted documents.

Mr. Gbadamosi, said he worked with different departments of the bank: information department, internal control, credit unit, to compile the documents for the EFCC. Mr. Gbadamosi was subpoenaed by the court.

The documents included bank details of companies which the EFCC claims belong to or are linked to Mr. Atuche and his wife. Some of the companies are: Tradek limited, Extra-oil, Petosan Oil and Gas Limited, Future View Financial Securities Limited, Resolution Trust & Investment Limited, and Falcon Securities.

Mr. Atuche’s trial, which began in 2009, continues tomorrow.


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