The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has discovered over N258 million stashed in the vaults of a bank amid the ongoing cash scarcity in the country.
Azuka Ogugua, spokesperson of the anti-graft agency made this known in a statement made available to Journalists on Tuesday night.
She said the money, all new naira notes, was found in the vault of the Abuja head office of Sterling Bank.
“Operatives of ICPC discovered the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty-Eight Million Naira (N258m) stashed in the vault at the head office of Sterling Bank in Abuja,” she said
According to Oguagua, investigation showed that the money was released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for distribution.
“The team however found out that only the sum of N5 million each was distributed to their various branches.
“Both the Regional and Service managers were arrested and later granted administrative bail while investigation continues,” she said.
The spokesperson added that the Commission has also effected the arrest of the Head of Operations, Keystone Bank, Mararaba in Nasarawa State for frustrating its customers at getting the new Naira notes.
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