By Aisha Abdulrazaq
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized and frozen the properties and some bank accounts linked to Mr. George Tunah, a political godson to ex-president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, who is standing trial for an alleged N3bn fraud.
The requisition took place on Thursday, following an interim forfeiture order granted to the commission by Justice Ibrahim Watilat at a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The EFCC revealed, “The EFCC has taken over some bank accounts and properties traced to a former Special Adviser to Dan Abia, erstwhile managing director of Niger Delta Development Commission, 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 complete building known as Kolo Villa” in Kolo Town, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Other properties will soon be attached.”
According to Sahara Reporters, several bank accounts relating to Mr. Turnah, including individual and corporate accounts as well as his children’s Education Insurance Account, have been frozen by EFCC.
The former SA to the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), together with seven companies, have been slammed with by the EFCC with 12 charges bordering on obtaining by false
pretenses, 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.
Below are photos of the seized properties.