FCMB Branch Manager, Two Others Charged With N55 Million Fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Kichime Gomwalk, a First City Monument Bank (FCMB) branch manager, with two others on a five-count charge bordering on stealing, cheating, and obtaining by false pretenses to the tune of N55 million fraud.
NewsReport gathered that Mr Gomwalk was arraigned before Justice P. S. Gang of the Plateau State High Court in Jos on Tuesday alongside Michael Damkas Buayam of Tan Global Energy Limited and Abbas Andrew Dayilim of Castlegate International Limited.
Gomwalk, while serving as branch manager of FCMB Plc, allegedly forged a COCIN GRATUITY CERTIFICATE OF PLEDGE/LETTER OF SET-OFF dated December 30th, 2019.
The letter was purportedly co-signed by Mrs. Monica Bitrus Tang and Rev. (Dr.) Amos Musa Mohzo, Directors, after which it was used to secure an overdraft from FCMB Plc to the tune of N55, 000,000.00 with COCIN Gratuity Account N0. 100GOMWALK379 domiciled with FCMB Plc.
Gomwalk, while serving as branch manager for FCMB Plc, Murtala Mohammed Way Jos, in Plateau State, is alleged to have forged a COCIN GRATUITY CERTIFICATE OF PLEDGE/LETTER OF SET-OFF dated December 30, 2019, purportedly co-signed by Mrs Monica Bitrus Tang and Rev (Dr.) Amos Musa Mohzo, directors, which he used to secure an overdraft facility from FCMB Plc to the tune of N55,000.000.00 (Fifty-five million Naira) with COCIN account N0. 100GOMWALK379 domiciled with FCMB,” the EFCC said in a statement on Wednesday.
The defendants had pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them.
Meanwhile, the prosecution counsel, Uwaise Yusuf, urged the court to remand the defendants and fix a date for trial.
The judge, therefore, adjourned the case till May 18, 2023, and ordered the remand of the defendants at the Jos Correctional Center pending the hearing of their bail applications.