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Head of Nigerian Bank Zenith Questioned by Anti-Graft Agency

  • CEO asked to clarify relationship with Rivers State government
  • Nigeria President Buhari accused of cracking down on opponents

Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission questioned the chief executive officer of the nation’s second-biggest bank over transactions done for the oil-rich Rivers State.

Zenith Bank Plc CEO Peter Amangbo was last week invited by the anti-graft agency “to clarify certain aspects of our relationship with the Rivers State government,” Victor Adoji, a spokesman for the Lagos-based lender, said by phone. He was not detained and was allowed to leave after making a statement, Adoji said, without being able to give more details of the case.