Stella Dimoko Innoson MD Chukwuma Cries Out From Custody Says Bank Is Using EFCC To Intimidate Him


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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Innoson MD Chukwuma Cries Out From Custody Says Bank Is Using EFCC To Intimidate Him

Chairman of Innoson Group‎ of Companies, Chief Innocent Chukwuma has flayed his arrest by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alleging intimidation by some banks.

Chukwuma, who spoke with Vanguard while in custody of the EFCC in Enugu, Tuesday, said that the Bank owed him undisclosed sum of money which a court decided the matter in his favour. But instead of the Bank to pay me my money, they are using EFCC to intimidate me, said Chukwuma.

He however promised to give details of the transaction and his encounter with the EFCC, once he was through with the agency.

The EFCC officer added that Chukwuma was still being kept in the Enugu office as at about 3:30‎pm but would be taken to Lagos before the end of Tuesday.

From Vanguard


  1. GTB leave this man alone.

    Obey court orders stop criminal bank deductions and unexplained charges from peoples accounts.

    EFCC chop the money you make from the bank by arresting this man but the truth will prevail

  2. Stella, Whatever is between gtb and innoson is still a matter for the courts to decide. There are ways of enforcing court judgments so why hasn't innoson taken steps to do same. Mr Innocent should go and answer the forgery allegations levelled against him and stop trying to give wrong information to the public. Innoson took a loan from gtb for the importation of spare parts even before the issue of deduction of charges from his account arose. Spare parts were imported for innoson in the Bank's name since the Bank fully paid for it. He was to have the spare parts released upon payment of 25% of the total cost. He didn't pay the 25% and the shipping documents were not released to him. He went ahead to forge the documents and cleared the goods without the Bank's knowledge. If he had no case to answer he would not have been running around for the past two years evading prosecution. Tomorrow if the Bank folds up we will cry blue murder. It's because of crude business men like this who look for dubious ways out and refuse to service their loans.

    1. Shut your dirty mouth anon 7:22. Which documents did he forge? and the customs cleared goods worth billions of naira without knowing the documents were forged? And the bank too had no safeguards for their money?
      Borrow some sense and then we can talk.

  3. Shut up old man! This man with small peepee. He asked me out but y'all know he is not my kinda man

    1. Ana ekwugheri. So how id you know he has small peepee if you declined the offer? Madam park well biko.

  4. All these big men with bank loans are like bread and butter. Oga pay up and stop forming victim

  5. Big lie. He didn't forge any documents. Why are people like this? GTB should pay him his money and stop the harassments. Before you know it they will destroy the business and cause unemployment for the staff

  6. As seen on nairaland

    Guys, we are all educated in one way or the other and it’s good to research and get proper facts before commenting or condemning one party over the other. People are saying “free innoson”, without even asking questions on what he did to justify his arrest. Has anyone bothered to get the underlying facts from the Bank or EFCC?

    We hear that GTB financed importation of certain spare parts and Goods for Innoson. based on the nature of the banking facility granted to Innoson by GTB, the Goods were imported in the Bank’s name and the original bills of lading which were in the Bank’s name were sent directly to the Bank by the Exporter. Innoson was required to pay 25% of the value of the Goods to enable the bank endorse the shipping documents to him so he can clear the Goods. Innoson approached the bank saying he did not have the 25% to pay, and begging the bank to release the Goods. The bank refused, saying the agreement they both signed must be followed, and that innoson should pay the 25% to get the Goods released to him. Probably out of desperation, Innoson forged the Bills of Lading as well as the Bank’s endorsement (ie the bank’s stamp and Signatures of the Bank’s staff) to clear the Goods from the ports. We hear that Efcc concluded its investigation as far back as 2012 and prepared charges against innoson. The police also investigated Innoson and found him culpable. Forensic examination was also done which confirmed forgery of the bank’s shipping documents particularly as the original bills of Lading were presented by the bank during the investigation. Shouldn’t we be asking: Where are the bank’s goods? How did innoson clear the Goods  from the Ports? Ok, even after selling the Goods, did he pay the money to the bank? I think Innoson should answer these questions. I saw something online about the police charging innoson to court for fraud and innoson refusing to appear in court for trial for two years! Is Innoson above the law?

    I know innoson claims he got judgment against the bank and the bank is only trying to victimize him. I am a lawyer and if indeed he has a final judgment, Innoson shouldn't be trying to enforce legal judgement on twitter or Facebook.....Why doesn't he take legal steps to get his money from GTB? I would like to believe that the issue of monetary judgments is a purely commercial issue which is currently before the courts and yet to be fully determined. The issue EFCC arrested him for is a criminal matter (forgery of shipping documents). Should Innoson go free because of his tribe or because he is an indigenous vehicle manufacturer?  Even the shipping company and shipping agents that facilitated the fraud are not left out of the investigation.

    For me, GTB and innoson should conclude their civil matters in court, while the law enforcement agents should be allowed to do their job as far as the issue of crime and fraud is concerned.

  7. Fear of EFCC intimidation is the beginning of ... GTB.

  8. GTB should pay him back his money.Arresting him for What?this is pure injustice.


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