N14.9bn Paris Club refund: More trouble for Ortom as UBA disowns forged bank document|
The United Bank of Africa (UBA) has distanced themselves from Benue state government over a forged bank transaction notification email concerning the recent recall of N14.9 billion Paris club refund.
Benue News has reported that the state government had circulated a bank notification email showing a debit of N14,915, 372,743.65 to susutantiate their claims that the entire Paris club refund earlier sent to the state was recalled by the federal government.
However, in a swift response, the bank said the email being peddled around did not emanate from them, hence is fraudulent and a scam.
“Please be informed that the mail did not emanate from UBA. We are in no way associated with these individuals. We strongly advise that you desist from all forms of communication with this impostor/s in your own best interest to avoid being a victim of fraud as it is a scam.” read their response.
Recall that the federal government had sent a sum of N14.9 billion as the last tranche of Paris club refund to the state, but recalled the funds after a few days. It is alledged that the state government had spent N4 billion out of the funds before it was recalled.
However, speaking through his media aide, Terver Akase yesterday, Governor Samuel Ortom insisted that the entire funds were recalled.
He said, “Agents of such rumours should be told that the Benue State Ministry of Finance received withdrawal notification ( bank alert) the very minute the N14.9 billion was taken out of the state accounts by the Federal Government.”
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