NIGERIA: ‘Former Governor denied ownership of N270m property,’ EFCC

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The Prosecution witness in the resumed trial of former Imo State Governor, Ikedi Ohakim, made some startling revelations.

He said Ohakim denied ownership of the property under investigation, worth N270m.

Giving evidence, the prosecution witness, Ishaya Dauda, who is a senior detective superintendent with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said ‘Working on the intelligence reports at our disposal, after the accused person had declared his assets, it was discovered that there was no banking transaction for the purchase of the property.

“We found out that only cash payment was made in respect of the property. So, we took the accused person to the property. When we brought him back to our office, we asked him who owns the property and he said he rented the property through one Abu Sule, Managing Director, Tweeenex Consociate H.D. Limited.’’

Reports say, Ohakim and Abu Sule entered into a tenancy agreement, so as to give the impression that the former Governor had rented the property from Tweeenex Consociate H.D. Limited.

The former Governor was arrested early this year, for alleged financial crimes.

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