Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Trouble as EFCC Freezes 30 Accounts Belonging To Jonathan’s Campaign Director

  Crime report as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen 30 bank accounts linked to Dr. Ngozi Olojeme, the Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in the 2015 presidential election, a Punch report has revealed.
This is coming less than three months after the EFCC seized 37 houses traced to Olojeme who served as the Chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund from 2009 to 2015.
It was revealed that the seizures were part of investigations into allegations that Olojeme and other senior officials of the NSITF diverted $48m (N68bn). It was learnt that the commission had placed a ‘Post No Debit’ order on 30 accounts traced to Olojeme.
A source told Punch revealed that “She has about 26 accounts with First Bank and four at Guaranty Trust Bank. The accounts have been frozen pending investigations.”
37 of the properties seized are located in Abuja, Bayelsa, Enugu and Delta.
Some of the choice properties include a mansion at 25 Kainji Crescent off Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama, Abuja; a duplex at 30 Tunis Street, Wuse Zone 6; House 86 , 11 Crescent, Kado Estate, Abuja; Plot 3115 Cadastral Zone A04, Asokoro, Abuja; Plot 2271 Cadastral Zone E12, Orozo, Abuja and a property located at Plot 933 Cadastral Zone, B01, Gudu District, Abuja.
Other properties seized from the ex-NSITF boss include: a house at 20 DBS Road, Asaba, Delta State properties located at 17 Ebenuwa Street, Asaba, Delta State; 6.84 hectares of land located at plots 96, 97 and 98 at Oshimili South LGA of Delta State; a parcel of land located at 11 Okadigbo Street off Nebisi Road, Asaba Delta State; and a house and parcel of land located at 3 Ogwa Godspower Avenue, Oshimili South LGA, Delta State.
In a suit filed before Justice A.I. Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja, the EFCC prayed the court to issue an interim forfeiture order against the assets belonging to Olojeme.
The anti-graft agency also asked the court to stop the former NSITF boss from selling the properties or using it to secure a loan.
In granting the prayers, the court ruled, “The orders are granted as prayed; the order will last for six months.”
Explaining how the alleged scam took place, the source said Olojeme and other senior officials diverted funds from the NSITF under the pretext that the funds were meant for contractors.

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