Investigations by our correspondent on the alleged forgery case involving an ex-staff of Zedcrest Capital, Michael Friday Edenya, has shown that the former staff acted unprofessionally.
According to our findings, for reasons unknown, Edenya submitted a forged letter with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) letterhead to Access Bank Plc and Coronation Merchant Bank Plc requesting for private information on the account of one of Zedcrest’s trading partners, Giltedege Partners and Advisory Services Ltd in August 2018.
Due to data protection regulations, the bank’s checked with the EFCC to confirm the authenticity of the letter and found it to be a forged one. The EFCC thereafter carried out investigations and confirmed that the letter was delivered by Michael Friday Edenya. The commission thereafter tried to contact Edenya since last year and was unable to reach him. 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 the MD of Zedcrest Capital, Dayo Amzat to deliver to the banks. 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.