- Ngozi Olojeme temporarily forfeited 46 houses to the EFCC
- Olojeme served as campaign director for Goodluck Jonathan in 2015
- The former NSITF boss reportedly illegally diverted funds during her administration
The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the temporary forfeiture of 46 properties allegedly belonging to Dr. Ngozi Olojeme, the deputy chairman, finance committee of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in the 2015 election.
The Punch reports that the court gave the judgement on Monday, December 24.
The properties are reportedly located in Abuja, Delta, Enugu and Bayelsa states.
The properties “comprise 27 buildings, including a bank, office buildings and houses, at various stages of development and several pieces of undeveloped land.
“Some of the properties include: a twin duplex office building – Plot R/151 (No. 30A) Kingsway Road, Old GRA, Enugu State; a parcel of land measuring 4833.241 sq. metres located at Uberi Bush along Mbiama Road, Akenta, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State; and a parcel of land located at Igbandaden Bush, Emeya 2 Town, Ogbia LGA, Bayelsa.
Others include: Properties located at 196, Melford Okilo Road, Amarata-Epie, Yenegoa, “Bayelsa State (six units of one bedroom apartments, one unit of five bedroom bungalows, a block of six units of office space); a mansion at 24 Kainji Crescent, Maitama, Abuja and a bank building (former Intercontinental Bank) located at Plot No. 933 Cadastral Zone B01, Gudu District, Abuja”
Olejeme had served as the chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund before she was declared wanted in a case of criminal conspiracy, abuse of oﬃce, diversion of public funds and money laundering.
The former chairman is accused of diverting well over N69 billion in government funds into her personal accounts through the award of suspicious contracts.
Olojeme reportedly fled the country shortly after her sack by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
She however finally reported at the EFCC on Monday after which she was detained.
The NSITF, which was headed by Olojeme, “is a social insurance scheme designed to provide compensation to employees who suffer from occupational accidents or diseases in the line of duty. The organisation is funded by deducting 1 per cent from all government and private sector employees enrolled in the scheme.”
It was however alleged that Olojeme and some directors in the company diverted billions of naira including funds meant for the payment of allowances of its staff.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after receiving petition looked into the allegation of financial mismanagement and reportedly found evidence of such.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the southeast zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested three suspected internet fraudsters in the state.
It was gathered that the head of public affairs of the commission in the zone, Chris Oluka, said this in a statement on Saturday, December 15, in Enugu.
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