The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Emmanuel Chigozie Eze, a 35-year-old Head of Sales for Procter and Gamble for allegedly embezzling over N20m.
The suspect claimed to have spent the cash, which belonged to his company, on online sports betting.
A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspect was arrested by the operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the commission.
The statement said he was arrested along ‘K Line area’ of Ewet Housing Estate in Uyo, Akwa Ibom following a petition.
The EFCC added: “The petitioner alleged that Eze used his position as Head of Sales for Procter and Gamble, to supply goods worth over N20m to customers and converted same for personal use.
“According to the complainant, the suspect between March 2020 and January 2021, sold goods worth the said amount and fraudulently collected monies from various customers using his personal account rather than the company’s account.
“Investigations into the matter revealed that the suspect has severe gambling problem as he spent over N4m placing bets on daily basis with almost nothing to show for it.
“It was also discovered that between July and December 2020, the suspect received over N18m from one of the company’s major customers (name withheld) for goods, which were not fully delivered. According to the customer, she’s still expecting the balance of goods worth over N8m.”
The statement said the suspect will be “charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”
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