EFCC confiscates properties, bank accounts of ex-NDDC MD’s aide

Posted by News Express | 27 May 2017 | 1,092 times

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•One of the forfeited mansions of George Turnah.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken over some bank accounts and properties traced to a former Special Adviser to Dan Abia, erstwhile Managing Director of Niger Delta Commission (NDDC), Mr. 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 building known as “KOLO VILLA” in Kolo Town, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Justice Ibrahim Watilat granted the interim forfeiture order based on an application filed before the court by EFCC’s counsel, Adebola Olatunji.

Turnah, together with seven companies, were arraigned on a 12-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretense, 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.

Source: News Express

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