By Jeff Ozigbo
Life has taught me that you cannot predict how people you trust can turn out to be. You cannot guarantee someone’s loyalty.
No matter how good you are to people, does not mean that they will reciprocate the good gesture. No matter how much they mean to you, does not mean that they will value you the same way. Sometimes the people you love most turn out to be the ones that will betray you. The person you would take a bullet for would be the one standing behind the trigger against you.
This is the story of Mr. ANAYO NWOSU, a staff of BANK PHB (now KEYSTONE BANK). In 2008, Chief Daniel Chukwudozie, out of his magnanimity, decided to strengthen Mr. Anayo Nwosu’s job in the bank by making him his account officer. Chief Chukwudozie trusted him with his money, but instead of paying him back with good deeds, Mr. ANAYO NWOSU connived with others to dupe him of the sum of 855 Million Naira.
Mr. ANAYO NWOSU and co were perfidious enough to convert Chief Chukwudozie’s money into their personal investments.
EFCC investigated the matter, found criminality and charges the matter to court. Despite hiring three Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to represent them in court, Mr. ANAYO NWOSU and co were found guilty by Justice Kudirat Jose of Lagos State High Court , Igbosere, and sentenced to five years in jail. They were also ordered them to restitute the stolen money to the victim.
Now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, decided to decongest the prisons by granting pardon to some inmates. Mr. ANAYO NWOSU, rightfully or wrongfully, happened to be one of the beneficiaries of the prison decongestion exercise. Instead of going to thank God for his new found freedom and showing remorse for his fraudulent activities, he decided to embark on cheap image laundering activities.
I want to remind you my dear Mr. ANAYO NWOSU that the mere fact that you benefitted from the Governor’s pardon does not wipe away the fact that you were charged, tried, found guilty and convicted by a competent court of law before the pardon came. Image laundering CANNOT take away these facts of history from you. Real repentance and restitution is exactly what you need.
YOU NEED TO BURY YOUR HEAD IN SHAME!
See the original court judgement in the case against Mr ANAYO NWOSU and Co
As at the time of this report, all attempts to reach out to mr Anayo Nwosu to hear his own account of the story via phone proved abortive as his mobile line was not reachable.