The Accountant General (AG) for Delta State Mr. Cyril Agbele has denied involvement in a N369 million fraud with his deputy, Mrs. Joy Enwa, and the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) branch manager in Asaba, Mrs. Mabel Asaije.
The AG confirmed that a fraud took place to a SaharaReporters correspondent, however he claims that he discovered and investigated the illegal actions. He also alleges that his name is being tarnished by those he investigated because he is demanding the return of the stolen money.
In a press statement released by Mr. Agbele’s media assistant it was learned that the N369 million transfer was not authorized by the Accountant General’s office, which raised an alarm and caused an investigation into FCMB bank in Asaba.
After finding discrepancies Mr. Agbele filed a petition to the Commissioner of Police for Delta State, according to this same statement.
A police officer in the Office of the State Commissioner of Police, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed that a petition was submitted by the Accountant General to the police requesting the arrest of the FCMB manager and others who perpetrated the fraud.
"I was privileged to see the content of the letter when it was brought to the CP's office. We read the letter immediately, and it was dispatched before even sending it to the CP's office for treatment and actions," our police source stated.
Police sources at the Delta State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Asaba, confided in SaharaReporters that the fraud was traced to an account in a bank in Bayelsa state while the sum of N70million was traced to an account belonging to the son of the Asaba branch manager of FCMB who is based in Canada.
SaharaReporters gathered from police sources that the investigation into this fraud is still ongoing, and that the Accountant General Cyril Agbele has not been ruled out of any wrongdoing.