Jonathan’s Godson Forfeits Assets To FG
George Turnah is former President Goodluck Jonathan's godson but it seems he is in this crisis alone.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized a mansion and some other properties allegedly traced to him.
He is currently standing trial over alleged fraud worth 3 Billion Naira.
The commission also froze about seven bank accounts through which the suspect, George Turnah, allegedly received the said sum.
The EFCC said, “The EFCC has taken over some bank accounts and properties traced to a former Special Adviser to Dan Abia, erstwhile managing director of Niger Delta Development Commission, George Turnah.
“The confiscation was done on Thursday sequel to an interim forfeiture order granted the commission by a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
“One of the properties covered by the forfeiture order and which had been attached by the EFCC “is a massive complete building known as Kolo Villa” in Kolo Town, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Other properties will soon be attached.”
Justice Ibrahim Watilat had granted the interim forfeiture order based on an application filed before the court by the EFCC’s counsel, Adebola Olatunji.
Turnah and seven companies were arraigned on 12 charges bordering on obtaining by false pretences, money laundering and abuse of office to the tune of N3, 094, 268, 235.69.