Rowly Isioro, an assistant general manager with Keystone Bank, has been arrested for alleged $1.49million fraud. Isioro’s wife, Naomi Ovuomarhoni, was apprehended too.
An EFCC statement says the couple were involved in business e-mail compromise and money laundering.
The anti-graft body explained that Isioro and his wife’s arrest followed a petition by the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, over the latter’s “involvement in computer-related fraud, stealing and money laundering”.
More so, the EFCC said Isioro’s wife was discovered to have laundered the lump sum on behalf of a certain US-based Nigerian, Michael Uziewe.
She had used two companies – Marhoni General Services Limited and Multaid Plus Limited – owned by her husband.
While the Uziewe, currently on the run, wired various sums in dollars to Naomi, who in turn sold them to bureau de change operators in exchange of naira.
The EFCC says Naomi’s husband, Isioro, admitted knowing that his wife was carrying out such transaction for her US-based partner.
The discovery, the EFCC add, brought Isioro’s 22 years banking career to a disgraceful end.
Until his appointment was terminated recently, Isioro was Head, South Directorate of the bank.
The bank had previously appointed Isioro Divisional Head in charge of its Midwest operations, and before then it’s Divisional head overseeing International Banking activities.
Before joining Keystone Bank, which formerly was Bank PHB, Isioro worked with the United Bank for Africa, UBA, for two years and three months.
His last appointment at UBA was Head, Global Financial Institutions.