17/03/2021 – Procter & Gamble is not connected in any manner with the story regarding an unrelated individual, Emmanuel Chigozie Eze’s actions reported in media.
Procter and Gamble made this know in a recent statement debunking the story about an individual arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
On March 16, 2021, the operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested one Emmanuel Chigozie Eze, a 35-year-old who claimed Procter and Gamble (P&G) Head of Sales, for allegedly embezzling over N20m (Twenty Million Naira) company funds, which he claimed to have spent on online sports betting.
The anti-corruption agency stated that he was arrested along ‘K-Line area’ of Ewet Housing Estate in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, following a petition. The petitioner alleged that Eze used his position as Head of Sales for Procter and Gamble, to supply goods worth over N20m to customers and converted the same for personal use.
In a statement made available to Brand Spur, Procter & Gamble maintained that,
“Emmanuel Chigozie Eze is not an employee of P&G and has never been an employee of Procter & Gamble Nigeria. There is absolutely no connection between the incident and the reported individual’s actions, with P&G.”
“In view of this, P&G strongly advises that Nigerians beware of this spurious claim and publications. The general public should discountenance this falsehood in its entirety.”
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