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Money Found in Ikoyi Apartment not Mine – Ex NNPC MD Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue

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The huge money in different currencies recovered from an apartment on Osborne Road, Ikoyi Lagos, is not owned by Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, a former Managing Director at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), a statement by her lawyer has said.

Emeka Etiaba, the lawyer to Nnamdi-Ogbue, in a statement on Thursday, debunked the report associating his client with the money.

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday raided the apartment located at No 16 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the money in various currencies was recovered.

$43.4m, N23.2m and £27,800 were discovered in fire-proof cabinets in the apartment.

He said that the money and the apartment where the sums of money were found do not belong to his client.

“Our client is as shocked as many other Nigerians at the uncovering and recovery of the said sums of money and wishes to salute the courage and efforts of the EFCC in the war against corruption.” he said.

“She also wishes to commend the whistle blowing policy introduced by the Federal Government in the fight against corruption which policy has resulted in large scale uncovering and recovery of monies and assets.’’

“It is our client’s belief that the source and ownership of the said uncovered sums of money are known or eventually will be known by the EFCC in due course. There is, therefore, no need for conjecture or speculation,’’ he added,

He advised the media to be more circumspect in their publications.

Online news medium Sahara Reporters had alleged that the apartment belonged to Nnamdi-Ogbue.

Sahara Reporters later backtracked, saying the apartment belonged to PDP Chieftain, Anthony Anenih‘s daughter.

The news platform has however maintained that the building is owned by Adamu Muazu, former National Chairman of the PDP.

12 Comments

  1. Anne

    April 13, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Sahara. Though you are doing your job, you need to be careful and do your investigations thoroughly . Don’t put a person’s reputation on the line. You guys are in NY so you don’t need to be afraid therefore put the right facts out. If you are not careful someone could sue you one day. You need to learn from the recent events. Mrs Trump is $2.9million richer.

    • Seriously

      April 13, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      So you think they won’t do their research. Of course, everyone will deny any connection to the money at this point y because that will incriminate them. I guess the money got there itself.
      Melania Trump sued because the story damaged her business not because it’s not true. She was a high escort, her nude photos on the internet but hey she’s a First Lady and has money.
      Wealthy people get away with things all the time not bcos they are innocent but they have more power.

    • itiswell

      April 14, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      And you know this how? olofofo. what proof do you have that she was a call girl? The fact that you despise her and her husband does not serve as proof. I cant stand the husband, but i live in NYC and have not seen facts to prove that the wife was what they claim.

  2. Rain

    April 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Sahara is always known to be attacking individuals they hate without evidence. Let EFCC say the owner of the house the loot was found not all these noise by sahara and its blind followers

  3. survivor

    April 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Since efcc didn’t catch anybody in that house,the money has no owners,,it flew in inside the house.useless count3 with useless rulers

  4. tunmi

    April 13, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Bruno was right on this. Why not wait, plan it out, and be patient in getting the culprit?

    • Amarachi

      April 13, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      No o, owner can be trace…they just need to ask the property owners who is leasing/ renting even bought the apartment.

      If they didn’t breakdown the house money could have being diverted to a different apartment.

    • survivor

      April 13, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Then It might take a decade for them to finish the investigation about who owns the money walai

  5. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    April 13, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    If the money found inside the apartment in Ikoyo does belongs to her. The money now belongs to the Federal government of Nigeria period.

  6. nene+

    April 13, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    These monies are stunts by efcc. Fake news. They have found so much but Efcc Magu couldn’t account for any when asked? Always crispy notes watch out.

    • blackbeatle

      April 13, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      sharap abeg

  7. Dr. Yuta

    April 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    If you have ever been scammed, provide the phone numbers,emails and other necessary information used whether fake names or real and my group can find out the real person that scammed you for a recovery.

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