Abia State SEEDC Contract Scam
Abia State SEEDC Contract Scam

The Lagos High Court has fixed Wednesday 20th of June 2018 for the hearing of the case between Engr Emma Uche Adimoha the CEO of Phrenemos International Ltd against UBA PLC.

The case is that of alleged Forgery, Falsification, Impersonation, Fraudulent and Unlawful Withdrawal from the company account with UBA plc,

Those alleged to have commited the bank fraud are; Mr Nnabu N. Evuka(late)- SSA to Gov Ikpeazu/Team leader SEEDC committee, Mr Okechukwu Austin Emeh of Pet mobel hotel Umuahia, Mr Onyemaechi Chukwuemeka Evuka – CEO SEEDC, Miss Emuchay Glory of UBA plc factory road branch Umuahia who was the Phrenemos account officer at that time, Dr Eme Okoro – SSG Abia State Government, and others.

It was alleged that Miss Glory Emuchay of UBA plc factory road branch in Umuahia connived with Mr Nnabu Evuka(late) and others to manupulate the Phrenemos Int’l Ltd Bank account with UBA from which funds from the Abia state Govt through the office of Secretary to the State Government SSG meant for the South East Entrepreneurship Development Center (SEEDC ) contract which was awarded to Phrenemos Intl Ltd were unlawfully and fraudulently withdrawn without the knowledge and consent of the company Board.

Recall that investigations are still going on in the DSS, ICPC, and EFCC, and the Area command Umuahia of the Nigerian Police had also concluded their investigations and issued arraignment notice to the suspects, while the EFCC is currently making preparations to commence the prosecution of the matter, as we gathered.

Abia State SEEDC Contract Scam

The accused persons are alleged to have forged the board resolution of the company and other documents on which Mr Onyemaechi Chukwuemeka Evuka (Younger brother to Mr Nnabu Evuka) and Mr Okechukwu Austin Emeh of Pet Mobel Hotels Umuahia signed as company Chairman/MD and company Secretary respectively, of which they have no authorization to.

According to our Source from the bank, Miss Glory Emuchay of UBA Plc has also testified to the investigation agencies to have collected the forged Phrenemos board resolution from Mr Nnabu Evuka which she used to add Mr Onyemaechi Evuka and Mr Austin Emeh as signatories to the company account which enabled them run the account without the knowledge of Engr Emma Uche Adimoha the company CEO

Miss Glory Emuchay was said to have taken the company cheque booklet to Mr Nnabu N. Evuka who invited his younger brother Mr Onyemaechi Chukwuemeka Evuka and Austin Okechukwu Emeh who then came and signed the entire blank cheque booklet without the knowledge of the company, the said cheque booklet is now in the custody of the Nigerian police area command Umuahia as exhibit.

According to our Source, the Bank frowns at the professional and ethical misconduct of Miss Glory Emuchay who even after receiving the search results from CAC showing that those two had no connection with the company and had no authorization from the company Board to act in those capacities as they were neither staff nor shareholders in the company went ahead to use the forged documents which is fraudulent and against banking policy. And she has been issued a final warning letter from the Bank while the bank’s branch manager was issued a final caution letter, our source revealed.

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