By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The operations manager of Made Global Entertainment Limited has been arrested and arraigned in court by the Police Special Fraud Unit ((PSFU) over alleged diversion of Automotive Gas Oil belonging to his employer.estimated at n35 million.
Identified as Emeka Cyriacus Onyenuforo, the suspect is said to be the Operations Manager of the Oil & Gas Company, in charge of Distribution and Sale as at the time he committed the alleged crime.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the unit, SP Eyitayo Johnson confirmed the report in a statement at the weekend.
His words, “On the 4th of November, 2022; the Unit charged one Emeka Cyriacus Onyenuforo to Court for offences bordering on Fraudulent Conversion and Stealing of Thirty-Five Million Naira (N35,000,000.00) belonging to his employer; Made Global Entertainment Limited.
“The suspect, being the Operations Manager of the Oil & Gas Company, in charge of Distribution and Sale diverted thousands of litres of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) worth the alleged sum to collaborators who sold same and re-routed the proceeds back to him (after deducting their commission) via personal Bank Accounts and that of family and friends.
“The fraud was uncovered when internal audit revealed persistent and unexplained shortages in stock.
“PSFU investigation unearthed six (6) accounts belonging to the suspect and his collaborators which was used to receive payments for the diverted stolen AGO.
“Investigation also revealed that the suspect utilized the proceeds of the fraud to obtain a Five Million Naira (N5,000,000.00) Life Insurance Police, built 2-Units of 3-Bedroom Bungalows in Imo State, 3 Mini-flats (fully completed) and 16-Units of another Mini-flat at Ikorodu, Lagos State.
“Efforts are on-going to apprehend other suspects who aided the commission of the crime”.