N3bn Scam: EFCC Seals Ex-NDDC Director’s Mansion
The house, which is located at 28, New Heaven Estate, New GRA, Port Harcourt, was seized as part of investigation into the alleged N3bn scam involving George Turnah, a godson to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Turnah was also the Personal Assistant to the ex-Managing Director of the NDDC, Dan Abia.
The EFCC wrote, “The EFCC has sealed a property belonging to Henry Ogiri as part of the ongoing investigation of George Turnah. The property is located at 28, New Heaven Estate, off Tombia Street, New GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He is being investigated for conspiracy, stealing, OBT (Obtaining Money under False Pretences) and money laundering.”
The EFCC had in May seized two properties from Turnah who is standing trial for an alleged N3bn fraud.
The anti-graft agency also froze about seven bank accounts through which the suspect allegedly received billions of naira.
Justice Ibrahim Watilat granted the interim forfeiture order based on an application filed before the court by the EFCC’s counsel, Adebola Olatunji.
Turnah, together with 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.
The seven companies arraigned with Turnah are: El Godmas Global Services Limited; Turnoil and Gas Nigeria Limited; Kolo Creek Petroleum Development Limited; Celtic Pride Consult and Events; Yenagoa Mall; Adaka Boro Marine Services Limited; and Sugarland Integrated Farms Nigeria Limited.