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Govt releases Anayo Nwosu from Jail, other Keystone bank staff freed


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The Lagos state government has pardoned Anayo Nwosu and freed him from Jail.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had on Monday, December 9, 2019, secured the conviction and sentencing of two top officials of Bank PHB( now Keystone Bank), Anayo Nwosu and Olajide Oshodi as well as Ashok Israni, an Indian businessman, to five years imprisonment each for N855m fraud before Justice Kudirat Jose of the State High Court, Igbosere, Lagos State.

The other Keystone bank staff Olajide Oshodi as well as Ashok Israni, were also freed from jail.



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It is my great pleasure to announce that Prince Anayo Nwosu, the Ikenga Ezenwegbu of Nnewi, has been unconditionally released from Kirikiri Maximum Prison, Lagos.

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had approved Anayo’s release on Saturday, 25 April 2020 and the Prison authorities executed the order on Tuesday 28 April 2020 for him to rejoin his darling wife and children.

Anayo was granted an Unconditional State Pardon that absolves him from the offence for which he was sent to prison. A state pardon makes it illegal for anyone to regard him as an ex-convict. He is now free to continue with his banking career or to hold any political or public office. To the glory of God, the embarrassing and nightmarish blemish has been blotted away.

With a grateful heart to an awesome God for delivering him, Anayo bears no grudges for anyone. He rather thankful to God for allowing him pass through an invaluable and transformational prison experience which will make him a better person now and in the future.

Anayo has benefitted from the words Jesus said in John 8:36 that “he who the son of God sets free is free indeed”.

On behalf of the Ezenwegbu Ezeoguine Royal Family of Nnewi, Lagos Branch, I wish to thank Keystone Bank, Anayo’s employers for their steadfastness, all his, colleagues, Ndi Nnewi, his friends and relations for their support in various ways.

Our greetings go to all men and women of goodwill and the people of God that prayed Anayo out of prison. Anayo’s travail was as shocking as his miraculous release which without doubts, has an imprint of Yahweh, the God of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.

Once again, I thank you all for your good wishes, support in various kinds and what you have been to Anayo, my beloved cousin.

Best regards,

Prince Azubuike J. Anazodo JP
Chairman, Ezenwegbu Royal Family
Lagos Branch
@ 28 April 2020

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