Ministerial Nominee: More Trouble Hits Stella Okotete As CCB Writes Her Over Alleged Fraud
The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has written President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial nominee and a former Executive Director of Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), Stella Okotete, demanding her pay slips from 2019 to date.
The CCB in a letter addressed to her, with Ref:CCB/HQ/II&M/007/NB/099, and signed by the Director, Intelligence & Monitoring (II&M) Dr. Gwimi S. P, for the Chairman, said the Bureau was currently investigating a case of alleged breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers against her office.
Titled: “Investigation activities: request for formation “Alleged breach of Code of Conduct for a public officer,” the Bureau stated that the request was made pursuant to her mandate and powers as enshrined in the 3rd Schedule, Part 1, Paragraph 3(e) to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended; Section 137 (a) and (b) and 138 (a) and (b) Panel Code Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 and section 104 of Evidence Act 2011.
It partly read: “In view of the foregoing, you are requested to furnish the Bureau with the Certified True Copies (CTC) of the following documents:
“Copies of your letters of Appointment, Promotion Letters, Record of Service, and Payslips from 2019 till date. All lists of Loan processed and approved under you
“Acknowledgement slips of all Assets Declaration made to Code of Conduct Bureau since you joined the Public Service.
“All documents of your buildings and landed properties both developed and underdeveloped in Nigeria and abroad. Bank Account Statements of all your personal bank accounts from January 2019 to date.”
The letter is dated March 21, 2023.
Naija News House had reported on Friday, that the Nigeria Police Force also ordered a discreet investigation of former Executive Director of NEXIM, Okotete over falsification of the document and monumental fraud.
The investigation order followed a petition by Barrister Aare Oladotun Hassan Esq of Juryman Associate Chambers against Stella Erhuvwuoghene Okotete to the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, over alleged falsification of documents, fraudulent misrepresentation of qualification to hold Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN’s) statutory position, corrupt practice, monumental fraud, and misappropriation.
A police action plan on Friday, “Re: Case of Criminal Conspiracy, Offence to Wit: Falsification of Documents, Fraudulent Misrepresentation of Qualification to Hold CBN’S Statutory Position, Corrupt Practice, Monumental Fraud and Misappropriation,” the police authorities ordered for discreet investigation of the allegations.