BANK FRAUD: Akingbola Surrenders Self To EFCC

Erastus Akingbola, Managing Director of Intercontinental Bank Plc.

In a dramatic move to avert his impending extradition from the United Kingdom where he fled to on the eve of the arrest and detention of his colleagues,  Erastus Akingbola, the managing director of Intercontinental Bank PLC, returned back to Nigeria and surrendered himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  this morning.

Erastus Akingbola, Managing Director of Intercontinental Bank Plc.

He went to the EFCC headquarters in Abuja, capital of Nigeria, in the company of his lawyer, Mr. Fagbohungbe, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN.

Mr. Femi Babafemi, the spokesman for the anti-graft agency told P.M.NEWS that the embattled former Chief Executive Officer of Intercontinental Bank Plc arrived at the Abuja Headquarters of the agency at about 10 a.m. in the company of his lawyer and surrendered himself.

The image maker stated that Akingbola was well aware of the implications of his being extradited and so took steps to forestall the process which he said would have been completed in about two weeks’ time had he not returned back to the country. The extradition process was initiated by the anti-graft commission to smoke out the runaway bank chief from his hiding place.

At the time of filing this report, Akingbola was still being interrogated by operatives of the Commission and it is likely that he will be spending quite sometime with the operatives of the commission in the grilling session.

EFCC had earlier filed a 23-count charge of money laundering and criminal enrichment against Mr. Akingbola before a Federal High Court in Lagos. According to Mr. Babafemi, the charges may likely be amended in view of new discoveries being made from the grilling session.

The anti-graft commission earlier on had deployed two tactical teams to comb Lagos and Abuja for the returnee former bank chief but their job directives were cancelled following the dramatic turn of events this morning as Akingbola surrendered himself to the commission.

Akingbola was declared wanted last year following his refusal to honour invitation of the EFCC to answer money laundering charge levelled against him by the commission. His bank accounts were frozen earlier this year.

—Nnamdi Felix / Abuja

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  2. Dan Rabiu you are a usless citizen of this country can u tell me what akingbola has done now? akingbola is not yet a barawo until he found guilty under law moreoover your brother sanusi will soon see himself where he dosnt like because those people that re using him will soon back from him after the govt look at andoaka he was rubbish after the death of your senior brother yaradua like wise sanusi will soon experience such,i knw erastus very well and he would give proper accountability bcos he his not a fugitive or killer like your fore fathers babangida,abacha, atiku and co wait and see the end of judgement……..

  3. THe man is here to pay his tithe to GEJ’s campaign..As we all know that all the fugitives are now coming home to cement there investment.. Come to think of it, how many of these banks CEO/ Fraudsters has been jailed so far? “GEJ’s era will be more worst than IBB mark my words” … I am stand to be corrected.

    • I share your views because governing of nigeria by the privileged elite has been through organised deception of nigerians. After payment of his tithes, he will be on his way to receive a national award next year.

  4. So. . . . who is watching out for Nigeria’s security?

    First, former EFCC chair came in to Nigeria eventhough he was “wanted” at the time. No one knew until he had left. Now, Mr. Akingbola came in “without anyone knowing.” Will anyone have known if Binladen choose to move to Nigeria?

    We are a society that celebrates mediocracy. Otherwise someone should have “resigned” for these security lapses

  5. Dan Rabiu you’re a big fool.
    Barawo to me is a hausa language and we all in Nigeria know who the barawos are. The likes of Babangida, Dangote, Abdumutallab, Atiku, Abacha etc. Hausa produce next to nothing to move Nigeria forward and are like parasites.
    A man is adjudged innocent until proven guilty.

  6. YORUBA THIEF AKINGBOLA BE READY TO JOIN YOUR KINSMAN BODE GEORGE IN KIRIKIRI. ANYWAY I TRUST WHAT MY BIG BROS SANUSI CAN DO TO FINISH YOU, BARAWO.

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