Report gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday declared wanted the man managing Senate President Bukola Saraki’s property company, Mr. Kennedy Izuagbe, for alleged N3.6bn money laundering.
Izuagbe, managing director of Carlisle Properties and Investment Limited, a firm said to be owned by Saraki, was alleged to have conspired with others to launder the said amount while he was the Managing Director of the defunct Societe Generale Bank.
The Deputy Director in the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, M.S. Hazzan, had, in charges filed against the Senate President, said he owned Carlisle Properties Limited.
The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Thursday that Izuagbe, a 45-year-old banker, was declared wanted because he could not be reached by the anti-graft agency.
Uwujaren said that Izuagbe, a native of Iviukhua village, near Agenebode, in the Etsako Local Government Area of Edo State had fled the country.
He said, “Kennedy Izuagbe, a former director of Societe Generale Bank Nigeria Plc and Managing Director of Carlisle Properties and Investment Limited, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
“Izuagbe, 45, who is being investigated in a case of conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of over N3.6 bn, has gone into hiding and all efforts to reach him have proved abortive.
“He is linked to the several shady deals and gross financial misconducts that took place in the bank, in which several millions of Naira were granted as loan without due diligence.
“The suspect, who is believed to have fled the country, is a native of Iviukhua village, near Agenebode, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.”
He urged the members of the public with information on the whereabouts of the wanted banker to contact the EFCC offices in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Gombe and Kano or the nearest police station.