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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Photos: Court remands former NDDC official in prison for N3Billion scam

Justice Ibrahim Watilat of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Wednesday dismissed an oral bail application made by George Turnah, a former Special Adviser to Dan Abia, erstwhile managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commissiom, NDDC, and ordered that he be remanded in prison custody.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC had on Tuesday, May 23, arraigned Turnah and seven companies: El Godmas Global Servises 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 Intergrated farms Nigeria Limited before Justice Ibrahim Watila of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a 12- count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, money laundering and abuse of office to the tune of N3, 094, 268, 235.69( Three Billion, Ninety Four Million, Two Hundred and Sixty Eight Thousand, Two Hundred and Thirty Five Naira, Sixty Nine kobo)
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At the resumed hearing of the case on Wednesday, defence counsel, Prof. Amuda Kanika, SAN, made an oral application for bail for Turnah. According to Kanika, bail could be argued orally. Besides, " Turnah holds a privileged tittle of Member of the Order of Niger, MON, and would not jump bail". Justice Watilat refused to oblige the defence counsel's prayers and directed him to formally apply for bail for his client. He also ordered Turnah to be remanded in prison custody.
Justice Watilat adjourned the matter to 30 June, 2017 for hearing of bail application

George Turnah was arrested by the EFCC in connection with alleged possession of funds running into two billion (N2,000,000,000.00)naira. The said amount is suspected to be siphoned from the NDDC while the defendant was serving as an Adviser between 2012 and 2015. He deposited the said amount in several bank accounts.

9 comments:

Divine said...

EFCC force Barrister Turnah to vomit that money. E dey him belle

Oghenetega said...

Ole Thief Barawo...
He's hiding it in his protruding Stomach.
They should Cut him & Bring out the cash.
The annoying thing is that they won't Jail these Thieves making others to steal....
Mtscheeew

Oghenetega said...

Ole Thief Barawo...
He's hiding it in his protruding Stomach.
They should Cut him & Bring out the cash.
The annoying thing is that they won't Jail these Thieves making others to steal....
Mtscheeew

FRESH said...

An MON looter!!! We really should stone these people. This is how Patience Jonathan amassed wealth from doing absolutely NOTHING!

Vivian Reginalds said...

KAI Nigeria ndo!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

His big belle looks like he ate more than 3 billion in a day. I think we have to scrap NDDC, there is no need have a known scam office and later use tax payers money to fight corruption.

Anonymous said...

From all indications its obvious the money is with him there, do X-ray, dat belle no normal­čśĽ

Anonymous said...

Imagine SA stealing 3Bil, what did his boss stole? its well with Nija.

Chidispalace said...

Me sef I wonder this kind of treatment we receive from politicians who are supposed to work for the betterment of the society.
When I read the below Article I conclude not to trust any political person even if he or she is my friend...
GEORGE TURNAH ARREST: THE DRAMA THAT HAPPENED, A MUST READ.

Written By Bodmas Kemepadei

For the records, Barr. Alabh George Turnah has been remanded to kirikiri Prison. This was by Justice Ibrahim Watilat of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Wednesday. Though his lawyer has been told to apply for bail. He is facing 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.

Now, let's rewind to the time before he was being remanded.

After it was learnt that Barr. Alabh George Turnah was arrested by the EFCC, youths gathered themselves and stormed the EFCC office to protest, describing Turnah's arrest as an act of injustice, saying he is a good man with a good heart. They stayed there singing demanding his unconditional release.

The EFCC South-South ZONAL head, Ishaq SALIHU, instead of pushing away the protesters, called them together and began to educate them.

These were the words:

" If I tell you all how this young man has contributed to the under development of your region, you youths you will be ashamed to be here. I believe George has so much to tell why efcc is after him, now let me ask you,

1. Did George tell you that efcc is after him because they found billions of naira in one Eluantaziba George ACCOUNT?, this is the account of his five years old daughter.

2. Did he also revealed to you all that huge sums of money amounting to billions were discovered in the accounts of the following companies owned by him without any traceable office except one or two?

A. KOLO CREEK PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
B GEOHAM TELECOMS NIGERIA LIMITED
C. ADAKA BORO MARINE SERVICES NIGERIA LIMITED
D. TURNOIL NIGERIA LIMITED
E. TURNAH GLOBAL SERVICE LIMITED
F. EL-GODAMS GLOBAL SERVICE LIMITED
G. YENAGOA MALL LIMITED
H. SUGARLAND INTEGRATED FARMS LIMITED
I. CELTIC PRIDE ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION LIMITED
J. CELTIC PRIDE INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL STUDIES
K. BUILDING ASSOCIATE LIMITED.

3. Did he told you that the NDDC have furnished EFCC with details of his salaries and allowances while he served as SA to two MD's which was not even upto #30M?

4. Did he revealed to you that he collected a contract for the building of Ogbia Brotherhood village, which was awarded to one of his companies and money was paid in full, which he converted to mere renovation of the hall?

5. Did he revealed to you that in 2014, huge money running to billions was awarded to him for the organisation of a programme tagged 'Niger Delta peace carnival' a programme meant for the whole of Niger Delta was then converted into 'Goodluck Jonathan Cup for Ogbia Youths only' and then embezzled the funds? Continue reading here https://goo.gl/TFqj1k

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