EXPOSED! How Ikedi Ohakim Bought N270M Mansion With CASH In Abuja - EFCC

4 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
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-- Online (m) at 7-12-2015 08:50PM

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A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of a former Imo State governor, Ikedi Ohakim, has told Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja how the former governor allegedly gave him the sum of $2, 290,000.00(Two Million, Two Hundred and Ninety Thousand Dollars) to purchase a piece of land at Plot No. 1098 Cadastral Zone A04, Asokoro District, otherwise known as No.60, Kwame Nkurumah Street, Asokoro, Abuja.

In his testimony on Monday, December 7, 2015, Abu Sule, told the court that he met the accused person in Lagos State sometime in the mid-nineties while he worked as a consultant on a project to which the accused person was a contractor.

Led in evidence by prosecution counsel, Festus Keyamo, Sule, Managing Director, Tweenex Consociate H.D. Limited, further told the court that the accused person, whom he described a ‘‘senior friend and benefactor’’, did not sever his relationship with him, after he had become governor.

In his testimony, he said: ‘‘Before 2008, Chief Ohakim had requested that I find him a house that he could buy in Asokoro. I later found a house at Plot No. 1098 Cadastral Zone A04, Asokoro District, otherwise known as No.60, Kwame Nkurumah Street, Asokoro, Abuja. Immediately, I informed him about the property and he trusted my judgment on it.

“I told him the price, which was N270m and he provided the money in cash. It was $2.290m then and he paid in one tranche. I received the money from him at the Imo State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, at night.”

Sule further told the court that he called one Alhaji Isah Muntair Maidabino the following day and arranged to meet him at the Unity Bank, Maitama Branch, Abuja.

According to him, Maidabino, upon receipt of the money, decided to off-set some loans he had obtained from the bank immediately.

He added: “When I collected the original documents of the property from Maidabino, I informed Chief Ohakim and also asked for the name to use on the Deeds of Assignment and Power of Attorney. After some delay, he said I should use my Company’s name. I agreed to do it because he had been my benefactor.”

When asked if the house was given to him as a gift, Sule told the court that the property had never been his.

Speaking further, he said: “I gave the original documents of the property to Chief Ohakim, but I only have photocopies.”

Both the Sales Agreement and Deeds of Assignment documents were tendered by the prosecution counsel and admitted in evidence as Exhibit EFCC 14 A and B by the court.

Testifying further, Sule also stated that the accused person instructed him to carry out the renovation of the house, which was done over a period of one and a half years before he allegedly handed over the house to him.

According to him, “in 2012, Chief Ohakim made me do a tenancy agreement, after mounting a lot of pressure on me. We gave him an offer letter and he wrote an acceptance letter to us. It was accompanied with three cheques for N20 million. We issued him a receipt and tenancy agreement.”

The prosecution counsel also tendered copies of the various correspondences between PW2 and the accused person, which were all admitted as Exhibits EFCC 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 A and B.

When asked if he had ever written a letter demanding renewal of the rent by the accused person given that the receipt he earlier issued to him (the accused person) would have expired in April 2014, he answered in the negative.

He also told the court that the accused person had not contacted him about his tenancy since the supposed tenancy expired in April 2014.

While explaining what he spent the N20 million he collected from the accused person for, he said, “Chief Ohakim gave me the money to renovate his property on 8, Halie Sallassie Street, Asokoro. We later handed the property to him, after the renovation.”

The defence counsel led by Awa Kalu, SAN, raised no objection to the testimonies by PW 2.

However, counsel to the defence prayed the court for the release of the accused person’s international passport, which was submitted to the court in fulfillment of the bail conditions, granted him on Thursday, July 9, 2015, to enable him travel for medical check abroad.

Justice Ademola granted interim release of the accused person’s international passport to enable him travel for four weeks to undergo medical check; but ordered that the accused person must surrender his international passport to the Court Deputy Registrar within 72 hours of returning from his medical trip abroad.

The defendant’s surety must also give a written undertaking to guarantee the appearance of the accused person in court, failing which he would be held in place of the accused person.
The case has been adjourned to January 26 and 27, 2016 for continuation of trial.

-- zezprincess (f) at 7-12-2015 09:05PM
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Enough ugba for ohakim,my man get ready to vomit all or u visit d kirikiri until u pay back all d money.chaiii,change 2015!
-- gogoman (m) at 7-12-2015 09:20PM
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son of a bitch
-- dickieponga (m) at 7-12-2015 09:29PM
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How can u let someone travel abroad when he has a court case, is Justice Ademola mad or insane, wat if he doesn't return..?
Which kin country be dis...?
-- AmazingMarie (f) at 7-12-2015 09:50PM
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where did the cash f on public funds or personal savings?
-- AmazingMarie (f) at 7-12-2015 09:51PM
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where did the cash from public funds or personal savings?
-- bennieben (m) at 7-12-2015 10:02PM
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Dis country don finish! Sit down look na dog name. Many tory is yet to come. The corruption na all the politicians dey do am oooo!
-- Oworen25 (m) at 7-12-2015 10:08PM
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If there is anyway they can deal with this political thieves I'll be very happy for that how will you steal such amount of money And people are out there still looking for 100naira to eat food. Wicked people.
-- osarobo62 (m) at 7-12-2015 11:21PM
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 Sad Sad wey madam PDP Huh?.....see as your people don chop Naija yanfu yanfu....270 million naira cash
-- Novic (m) at 7-12-2015 11:30PM
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God has you... you should face what comes out frm it. Stupid looters.
-- winace (f) at 7-12-2015 11:37PM
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He shld cough d money out. Rocha's shld get ready too. Been in APC will not give him protection wen anoda president by GOD grace will take over 
-- akinmanchy (m) at 8-12-2015 05:15AM
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With tax payers money. Greedy, wicked people

-- Anny01 (m) at 8-12-2015 06:29AM
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Una money, our money!
-- ngfineface (f) at 8-12-2015 07:13AM
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A disappointment to Imo people
-- SweetDaddy1 (m) at 8-12-2015 01:09PM
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Those who refused to decamp to APC are the only criminals who stole Nigerian money,
    what a CHANGE and way to fight corruption.
-- diezo (m) at 8-12-2015 02:22PM
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يراقب الله !!!
-- mkennedyk (m) at 9-12-2015 12:33AM
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Thank God for life and death, wicked politicians.
-- Ayodun1 (m) at 9-12-2015 01:33AM
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Now is pay back time.... Vomit all you have swallowed or it is gotten out from you.

-- okatee (m) at 14-12-2015 11:43AM
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dey shud force him to pay nd vomit all d money dat he stole nd straight to kirikiri
-- Vectorcy (m) at 29-06-2016 10:50PM
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Quote from: mr gogo on  7-12-2015 09:20PM
son of a bitch
lol...a vry big son of a bitch
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