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Here are 4 powerful Nigerians who also own flats in the building where $43 million was recovered (Photos)

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The recent discovery of $43 million, N23.2 million and £27,800 (N13billion) cash found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos last week by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has continued to spark outrage among Nigerians.

We had earlier reported that a sting operation by the anti-graft agency on Wednesday, April 12 in a residential building in the 7th Floor of a four – bedroom apartment at Osborne Towers located at 16, Osborne road Ikoyi led to the recovery of huge cash in different currencies.

According to the whistle-blower, who is in hiding for fear of his life, there are about 19 fully occupied apartments and 2 penthouses at the 16 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, property.

Estate valuers estimate each of the apartment with four bedrooms and state of the art facilities to cost about N250 million.

The apartment was said to be owned by former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu.

Although he confessed to this, he added that he sold the apartments but was unaware of the persons that purchased them.

Below is a list of some of the alleged flat owners:

1. Peter Obi – ex-Anambra state governor (He reportedly owns one flat on the first floor)

Peter Obi

Former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi

Obi is a former two term governor of Anambra state with a break due to impeachment, he concluded his first term after court decision.

In 2010, he won the election again. His path as a business man began from the post of the Chief executive of Next International Nigeria Ltd.

Many people have described him as one of the most disgraced governors ever, a corrupt official, but citizens of Anambra state love and estimate him as a person, who did a lot for them and for life level improvement.

2. Esther Ogbue – Retired Managing director of the NNPC (owns a flat on the second floor of the building.)

Esther Ogbue

Madam Esther was sacked alongside three top MDs at the NNPC over the ‘missing’ petrol scandal involving Capital Oil & Gas Nigeria Limited owned by businessman, Ifeanyi Ubah.

Recall that it was reported that there was so much money in Esther’s house that her cook, Gabel Segbedji, a national of Benin Republic absconded with cash, jewelry worth $6million and a Toyota Camry car, which also belonged to her.

3. Mo Abudu – Media mogul and CEO EbonyLife TV (She reportedly owns a flat on the 4th floor)

Mo Abudu

Media mogul and CEO EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu

She is popularly referred to as Africa’s very own Oprah Winfrey.

Lere Olayinka, spokesperson of Ayo Fayose Ekiti state governor, had alleged that one of the flats in the property situated on Osborne road, Ikoyi, belongs to Abudu.

Mo Abudu in a quick reply through her lawyers said she did not receive any apartment as a gift from Hon. Rotimi Amaechi or any other person. Rather, the apartment was purchased by a client in the open market for fair value.

4. Patricia Anenih-Osagie – Daughter of ex-PDP BoT chairman, Chief Anthony Anenih (She reportedly lives in Apartment 7A and owns 7B)

Patricia Anenih-Osagie

Former Chairman Board of Trustee, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih

A daughter of the former Chairman Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustee, Chief Tony Anenih, Mrs Patricia Edo-Osagie has been allegedly revealed as the owner of the flat where the EFCC recovered the money from.

Further investigations show that both Apartment 7A and 7B were initially owned by former Ms. Anenih and her husband Edo-Osagie, who used a company known as Bishop Hills Enterprises Ltd to buy them from the former PDP chairman. It is unclear at what point they parted with 7B.

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Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters

Asisat Oshoala

Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.

 

 

In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.

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Police reacts to report of its officers collecting bribe with POS

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Wednesday, June 21, reacted to a viral video of an officer caught on camera using Point of Sale (POS) machine to collect bribe.

Many Nigerians had expressed dismay at the attitude of the officer, which they said represented the level of corruption in the Nigeria Police Force.

We gathered that Abayomi Shogunle, the Assistant Commissioner Of Police, Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit in a statement released on its Facebook page said the force once used handheld machines to verify vehicle registration details.

Police officer using handheld device to check registration details of a vehicle

Shogunle also asked anyone who at any time paid a bribe to a police officer using a POS to come forward with proof.

It was reported earlier that the incident reportedly took place on Tuesday, June 20, at Olowora Street, in Mafoluku area of Oshodi.

The Lagos state Police Command also dismissed the video footage making the rounds on social media about one of its officers using a Point-of-Sale machine popularly known as POS to extort a commercial motorcyclist.

PPRO ASP Olarinde Famous- Cole, the motorcycle rider, and policemen Involved

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, on Wednesday, June 21, said it was necessary to address the situation so as to clarify the account of how the incident in question was reported on various social media platforms.

He disclosed that the video, which drew the attention of well-meaning Nigerians, saw a police officer, attached to the Makinde Police Division, allegedly using a POS to extort a motorcyclist and his passenger on Olowora Street, Mafoluku in Oshodi area on June 20, 2017.

Famous-Cole in a statement said, “The Lagos state police command would like to inform the general public that none of its personnel is in use of a POS machine in any part of the state.”

“The command would also like to state that the officer in the video is being investigated and the commercial bike rider has given a factual account of the event that happened to justify the actions of the police officer.”

“The officer and his team on that fateful day accosted a commercial bike rider and passenger who had a bag on him. The passenger upon inquiry from the police officer about the contents of his bag brought out a POS machine and other documents.

“When asked why he was in possession of a POS, the passenger said his customers usually paid for their utility bills with the POS machine. The passenger was then asked to produce a form of identification which he did and was asked to go by the policeman that accosted him. Famous Cole Added

The PPRO, however, urged members of the public to verify information and its sources before use on social media to avoid misconceptions emanating from false information.

In a previous report,  two traffic wardens, Musa Muktar with force number 394120 GDI and Shuaibu Suleman with number 10627 were sacked for alleged extortion.

The announcement was made by ACP Abayomi Shogunle, the assistant commissioner of police in charge of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), in Abuja on June 20, 2017.

The statement showed that the sacked officers were attached to the Wuse Police Division in the Federal Capital Territory Command.

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“Even dead people signed my recall petition” – Dino Melaye alleges as he sues INEC

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The Senator representing Kogi West in the house of assembly, Dino Melaye has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, seeking an order stopping the ongoing process by his constituents to recall him.

The Embattled Senator revealed this on Twitter Friday evening, while also sharing a photo of a copy of the court paper.

Dino Melaye

He alleged that the recall letter collated and sent to INEC on Thursday were being signed by fictitious, dead and none existing persons in his senatorial district.

Dino Melaye

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