Abuja natives urge EFCC, others to investigate forgery allegation against First Bank

October 17th, 2018

By Ameh Ejekwonyilo

Some inhabitants of Abuja under the aegis of Jabi Community Youths and Leaders Forum have called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the National Assembly, to institute an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the emergence of a forged Tripartite Legal Mortgage agreement in a loan transaction between Whiteplains British School and First Bank Nigeria Plc.

In the same vein, the Jabi inhabitants appealed to the Nigeria Police Force, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to unravel those behind the forgery of the said bank documents used in aiding the purported agreement.
The Jabi natives, said as host community to Whiteplains British School, they are worried and concerned that such a gigantic edifice housing the school is being threatened by First Bank.

Addressing a press briefing at the Esu Jabi’s Palace on Thursday, Alhaji Yakubu Auta, Dakachi Jabi 1, said in as much as they are non violent people, “we will not sit and allow a bank to come and illegally takeover a school that has brought job, scholarship and food etc, to our people.
In a press release duly signed by Alhaji Yakubu Auta, the Jabi indigenes said “We have followed the issue with keen interest, and as the host community of this great citadel of learning, we feel with every sense of responsibility and patriotism to voice out our displeasure over the way and manner, First bank has handled the issue”.

“In as much as we are not holding brief for Whiteplains British School, the truth is that we the Jabi community youth and elders are demanding that a diligent investigation be launched on the matter so as to unravel the circumstances that informed the action of the bank.
“Let justice be done and seen to have been done judicially and judiciously” Auta stated.

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