The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a First City Monument Bank (FCMB) branch manager identified as Kichime Gomwalk alongside two others named Michael Damkas Buayam of Tan Global Energy Limited and Abbas Andrew Dayilim of Castlegate International Limited before the Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos for fraud.
The defendant with two others were charged on a five-count charge bordering on stealing, cheating and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N55 million fraud.
Gomwalk, while serving as branch manager of FCMB Plc, Murtala Mohammed Way Jos, in Plateau State allegedly forged a COCIN GRATUITY CERTIFICATE OF PLEDGE/LETTER OF SET-OFF dated 30th DECEMBER, 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, 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 30th DECEMBER, 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 Gratuity account N0. 100GOMWALK379 domiciled with FCMB Plc,” 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, P. S Gang 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.