Oceanic Bank

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Oceanic Bank International Plc.
Public limited company
Industry Finance
Founded March 26, 1990 (folded = 2010)
Founder Ibru Family
Headquarters Herbert Macaulay Way, Wuse Zone 6, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria[1]
Key people
Hayford Kponmwonsa Alile, Chairman
John Aboh, Managing Director & CEO
Services Banking
Revenue Increase 74.9 billion
Increase 17.1 billion
Total assets 1.3 trillion
Website Website shut down after closure

Oceanic Bank International, commonly referred to as Oceanic Bank, is a bank in Nigeria. Oceanic provides individual, commercial and corporate banking services. [2]


As of Monday, October 24 2011, Oceanic Bank was acquired by Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI)Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/10/eti-takes-over-oceanic-bank/

Oceanic Bank was incorporated on March 26, 1990, as a private limited liability company with 100% equity ownership by Nigerian citizens, and licensed on April 10, 1990, to carry on commercial banking. The bank commenced business on June 12, 1990, at the Waterfront Plaza, Plot 270, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on June 25, 2004.[3] In October 2010, Cecilia Ibru, the former head of Oceanic Bank, was sentenced to eighteen months and ordered to forfeit over US$1 billion for fraud.[4]

Following the sentencing of Mrs Ibru after she pleaded guilty to three-count charge bordering on negligence, reckless grant of credit facilities and mismanagement of depositors’ funds, the Bank was put into and administration and subsequently acquired in 2011 by a rival bank, Ecobank. In June 2014, Mrs Ibru files a motion at the Abuja Federal High Court asking the court to reverse the acquisition of Oceanic Bank.[5]

Global presence[edit]

As of May 2009, Oceanic Bank had subsidiaries in the following countries:[6]


The bank has the following subsidiary companies:[9]

  • Oceanic Registrars Limited - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Oceanic Trustees Limited - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Oceanic Custodian Limited - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Oceanic Insurance Limited - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Oceanic Homes Limited - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Oceanic Securities Limited - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Oceanic Asset Management Limited - Lagos, Nigeria

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