Zedcrest Capital MD Absolved Of Complicity As EFCC Probes Alleged Forgery
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has grilled Michael Friday Edenya and Adedayo Amzat, Managing Director, Zedcrest Capital Limited, for alleged offences bordering on impersonation and forgery.
Edenya had allegedly delivered forged letters purportedly originating from the EFCC’s Special Control Unit against Money Laundering, SCUML, to both Access Bank Plc and Coronation Merchant Bank Plc on Friday, August 15, 2018, requesting the account opening package and statement of account of one Rotimi Williams Monye as well as that of his company, Giltedege Partners and Advisory Services Limited.
Edenya, in his statement to the EFCC, stated that the letters were given to him by the second suspect, Amzat, to deliver on behalf of the Commission to the banks.
He further confessed that he posed as an employee of the Commission when he carried out the alleged criminal act at the respective bank.
However, Amzat denied any knowledge of the said letters and investigations are ongoing.
Meanwhile, a source insisted that Edenya, former staff, should face the music for his alleged action if found culpable
“Due to data protection regulations, the banks checked with the EFCC to confirm the authenticity of the letter and found it to be a forged one. The commission thereafter tried to contact Edenya since last year and was unable to reach him”, he said.
“In fact, the commission reached out to Zedcrest Capital severally, as his previous employers, to assist with the investigation and were also unable to contact him until Monday, 11 March 2019 when he was apprehended.
“In his statement to the EFCC, Edenya claimed that he was given the letter by Amzat to deliver to the banks but this has been disputed by the MD especially as Giltedege Partners and Advisory Services is a partner organization.
“The EFCC has been unable to find any evidence confirming that the MD sanctioned the letter and Zedcrest lawyers are working with the commission to resolve the case”.