• Herbert Wigwe, Access Bank MD arrested over NIMASA, Diezani’s secret $5m fund

    Herbert Wigwe, Access Bank MD arrested over NIMASA, Diezani’s secret $5m fund

    Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday afternoon raided the head office of another top Nigerian deposit money bank, Access Bank Plc in Victoria Island, Lagos, the third of such raid in one week.

    The operatives reportedly quizzed the bank’s Group Managing Director, Herbert Wigwe, regarding funds laundered through the bank by officials of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

    An operative of the anti-graft agency said that the source of some questionable funds located in the […]

  • EFCC arrests Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe

    EFCC arrests Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe

    Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission yesterday evening arrested Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Bank Plc, as money laundering investigations shifted to the Nigerian banks.

    It was unclear the specific reasons for the raid of Access bank and later the arrest of its CEO, but it makes the third arrest within 10 days.

    The first bank CEO to be arrested was Nnamdi Okonkwo of Fidelity Bank, in connection with the $115million laundered through the bank by former oil minister, Diezani Alison […]