The owners of the flats in the Ikoyi, Lagos property where the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)made a startling discovery of N15 billion are gradually emerging.
Topping the list is the pioneer MD/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank, Fola Adeola, who allegedly owns Flat 1A. Flat 1B is settled. It belongs to former Anambra governor, Peter Obi and his wife, Margaret.
Flat 2A allegedly belongs to one Ahmed Kida. Same with 2B, which is occupied by Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, the NNPC top shot who recently lost her job.
Flats 3A and 3B allegedly belong to Kayode Sonaike and Sterling Assets respectively. While Flats 4A and 4B are said to be owned by the billionaire owner of Zinox Computers, Leo Stan Ekeh.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Damian Dodo allegedly owns Flat 5B while EbonyLife boss, Mo Abudu owns Flat 6A. 6B allegedly belongs to a company, Career Terminal and Logistics Limited.
Chief Tony Anenih’s in law, Edo Osagie and his wife allegedly own Flat 7A while 7B belongs to Chobe Ventures Limited, with links to Folashade Oke, wife of the NIA DG and where the monumental haul was allegedly made.
Flats 8A and 8B allegedly belong to the owners of Chikki Foods and one Mr. Balogun respectively.
9A, again, allegedly belongs to Damian Dodo, SAN and 9B, one Alhaji Tukur.
10A and 10B allegedly belong to Ahmed Muazu. Likewise 11A and 11B.
Currently being investigated by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno, Nigerians and the world were aghast last week when a whopping $43.4 million, £27,000 and N23 million (about N15 billion) were detected in a flat inside Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos. The battle to unravel the owner or owners has been on-going ever since.
THE FULL LIST
2A – Ahmed Kida
2B – Ahmed Kida but apartment occupied by Esther Ogbue (a recently retired MD of NNPC)
3A – Kayode Sonaike
3B – Sterling Assets
4A & 4B – Leo Stan Ekeh
5A – Sterling Bank
5B – Damian Dodo, SAN
6A – Mo Abudu
6B – Career Terminal and Logistics Ltd.
7A – Mr. and Mrs. Edo-Osagie (Daughter of PDP Chieftain Anthony Anenih and her husband)
7B – Chobe Ventures Limited (Controlled by Folashade Oke, wife of DG, NIA) apartment where $50m was found by EFCC)
8A – Chikki Foods
8B – Mr. Balogun
9A – Damian Dodo, SAN
9B – Alhaji Tukur
10 A & B – Ahmed Muazu
11 A & B – Ahmed Muazu.