N84.6m Fraud: EFCC Arrests Fugitive Owner of Enugu Wonder Bank, KSLEY Mega Vision
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu zonal office has arrested Kingsley Amechi Ubenyi, the operator of a defunct Enugu-based Wonder Bank, KSLEY Mega Vision who is standing trial on alleged illegal operation of a financial institution and obtaining the sum N84,600,000 (Eighty Four Million, Six Hundred Thousand Naira) from hundreds of his victims.
Ubenyi’s arrest on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, followed a bench warrant issued by Justice A.M. Liman of the Federal High Court, Enugu and upheld on March 28, 2019 by Justice I.N. Buba who took over the case having noticed that Ubenyi had yet to appear in court and had through his lawyer, John Bigwan, brought a medical report purportedly from Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, G.R.A. seeking leave for his continued absence in court to answer for his alleged crime.
The said medical report written on a seeming authentic letter head of the hospital and signed by one Dr. Eze. C had on two different occasions, indicated that the defendant was suffering from acute peptic ulcerative disease and high blood pressure.
Investigation by the Commission revealed that the said medical report was forged as the hospital authority had distanced itself from the report stating that Ubenyi was never admitted on any of the ailment mentioned and that there was no consultant by name Dr. Eze C in their staff roll. .
The letter signed by the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Hyacinth Onah further stated that the hospital data indicated the defendant had a folder number P269482, and not P26682 as was indicated in the forged medical report.
The defendant, when confronted after his arrest claimed the report was given to him by one Dr. Ugwu Joseph, a claim that was denied by the said Dr. Ugwu who said he never knew nor met him.
Ubenyi was first arraigned by EFCC on May 24, 2017.