Lawyers Write ICPC, Calls for Probe on FG’s Appointee Over Alleged Fraud

Lawyers Write ICPC, Calls for Probe on FG’s Appointee Over Alleged Fraud

  • The federal government of Nigerian continues to face more pressure over the appointment of Stella Oketete as NEXIM Bank executive director
  • Oketete has been alleged to be involved in fraudulent activities while in office as her qualification for the job is also under scrutiny
  • Meanwhile, the Lawyers Reform Group has written to the ICPC to carry out a thorough investigation on Oketete

FCT, Abuja - Agitations continue for the ouster of Stella Oketete as the executive director of the Nigeria Export-Import (NEXIM) Bank.

In a statement made available to on Thursday, December 8, the Lawyers For Reform Group has called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to probe the NEXIM Bank boss over allegations of associated fraudulent activities.

Stella Oketete, NEXIM Bank, ICPC
The ICPC has been urged to open an investigation against Stella Oketete to further unearth some of the allegations pinned against her. Photo: Stella Oketete
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Recall that had earlier reported that the federal government approved the appointment of Oketete despite allegedly not being qualified for the position.

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It was gathered that a position of that magnitude requires an individual with 18 years of experience in the financial or banking sector.

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In an earlier petition against her, this group lawyer alleged that Oketete had no banking experience before ascending the position.

ICPC urged to conduct thorough investigation on NEXIM boss

However, in a recent petition to the ICPC, this group of lawyers urged that the anti-graft agency conduct a thorough background check on Oketete.

The letter tagged 'Save Our Soul/Appeal for an urgent action' written to the ICPC reads in part:

"We write in collaboration with Mr. Myson Nejo Esq and Lawyers for Reformation cosonance with the laid down legitimate principles, due process, standard practice and statutory laws and 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As Amended), precipapitating our sincerest clarion call to through your good office on the above caption Save Our Sould demand for a swift action, onward independent due diligent and fair investigation and prosecution according."

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Lawyer calls for sack of FG’s appointee over alleged incompetence had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari may face a lawsuit over the appointment of Stella Okotete, the executive director of NEXIM Bank.

The Lawyers For Justice Reform revealed that the appointment of Okotete was not merited as she does meet the requirements for the job.

It was gathered that she had no prior financial institution experience to hold a position at any financial institution controlled by the government.


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